On December 17, the Krasnoselsky District Court of St. Petersburg issued a decision to release from the deportation center Akhmet Dzhumadurdyev , an asylum seeker from Turkmenistan , who was persecuted in his homeland for religious reasons. This was reported by the Memorial Human Rights Center.
Dzhumadurdyev was placed in the Temporary Detention Center for Foreign Citizens (TsVSIG) in early October. The FSB of Russia, without clear reason, banned him from entering the country until 2055, on the basis of which a decision on deportation was made. On November 22, by an appeal decision of the St. Petersburg City Court, the term of Dzhumadurdyev's detention in the TsVSIG was reduced to December 16.
A 26-year-old citizen of Turkmenistan, Akhmet Dzhumadurdyev, was detained on July 26 this year by Estonian border guards when he tried to swim illegally across the Russian-Estonian border across the Narva River to seek asylum in Estonia. He was expelled to Russia.
The court's ruling notes that the decision to deport Dzhumadurdyev within a certain period is actually impracticable, since the ECHR notified Russia of the application of Rule 39 in his case. In addition, he submitted an application for temporary asylum in Russia, which has not yet been considered. In this regard, he must be released from the CVSIG, the content of which was aimed at the execution of the deportation decision.
The case of the Turkmen refugee is being handled by Olga Tseitlina and Yuri Serov, lawyers of the Migration and Law network of the Memorial Human Rights Center in St. Petersburg . The latter supervised the release of Dzhumadurdyev from the deportation center. Now there is an appeal against the decision of the FSB to ban his entry into Russia.
On November 25, at the request of the Interior Ministry officers, Dzhumadurdyev signed an agreement to voluntarily leave Russia for another country (except for Turkmenistan). However, so far such a departure is not possible, since his name, as a person wanted in his homeland, is included in the database of the Russian border service.
Akhmet Dzhumadurdyev from 2013 to 2017 studied in the Leningrad region of Russia at the Ivangorod Humanitarian and Technical Institute.
On December 6, 2017, he was detained at the border control at the Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, as the Turkmen authorities put him on the international wanted list in the case of an unofficial religious group. The Russian prosecutor's office found no grounds for his extradition, and a year later he was released.
At the same time, Akhmet's older brother, Arslan Dzhumadurdyev, was arrested in Turkmenistan. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison on a trumped-up case of religious extremism.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan