Akhmet Dzhumadurdyev, who was previously detained in St. Petersburg, was released by the decision of the prosecutor’s office

On the evening of January 25, the prosecutor's office of the Petrogradsky district of St. Petersburg decided to release a citizen of Turkmenistan, Akhmet Dzhumadurdyev , who had been detained the day before. It is reported by HRC "Memorial".

According to the lawyer of the "Migration and Law" network of the Human Rights Center "Memorial" Olga Tseytlina , the police detained Dzhumadurdyev in the afternoon of January 24 in the lobby of the Chkalovskaya metro station. When checking the documents, it turned out that he was on the interstate wanted list. The initiator of the search was sent a notice of detention.

During the extradition check, it turned out that Dzhumadurdyev had previously applied for temporary asylum in Russia and was appealing the FSB ban on staying in the country. In addition, in October last year, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on the application of Rule 39 of the Rules of Court, which prohibits the forced transfer of Dzhumadurdyev to Turkmenistan. In connection with this decision, the city prosecutor sent a letter to the head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, in which he pointed out the need to implement the decision of the ECtHR until the end of the proceedings on the complaint.

The decision of the prosecutor's office notes that under these circumstances, the further detention of Dzhumadurdyev in custody is illegal. At about 7 pm he was released.

In 2017, the Turkmen authorities put Dzhumadurdyev on a wanted list in connection with an unofficial religious group. In December of the same year, he was detained at the border control at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg. A year later, he was released, as the Russian prosecutor's office found no grounds for his extradition.

In Turkmenistan, Akhmet's older brother, Arslan Dzhumadurdyev , was sentenced to 25 years in prison in a trumped-up case of religious extremism.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan