The Russian authorities deported the 44-year-old native of Tajikistan, Bakhtiyor Usmonov, from the country, ignoring the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights on the violation of his rights when annulling his Russian citizenship and paying 11 thousand euros in compensation. About the expulsion of a native of Central Asia informs Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty.
Usmonov’s relatives said that on October 23 he was sent from the Novgorod region to Dushanbe without any explanation. “The European Court has proved that he was illegally detained in a Russian remand prison for two years without a conviction and should be compensated. However, Russia simply deported him, ”explained Usmonov’s uncle Abdugani Bekhnaev.
Farkhod Odinaev, an activist for the protection of the rights of migrants in Europe, intends to again appeal to the ECHR with a complaint about the violation of Usmonov’s rights.
Bakhtiyor Usmonov, a native of Tajikistan, has lived in Russia with his wife and four children since 2007. In 2008 he received Russian citizenship. 10 years later, the migration service drew attention to the fact that Usmonov did not indicate the details of his brother and sister in the application for citizenship. This was the reason for the deprivation of his citizenship. The Migration Service claimed that Bakhtiyor “provided false information” and allegedly tried to “mislead the competent authorities”.
Usmonov applied to the migration service for a temporary residence permit, but could not get it, since the FSB denied him the right to enter Russia for 35 years. A native of Tajikistan was ordered to leave Russia within five days. However, he remained in the country and ended up in a temporary detention center for migrants in the village of Novoselsky, Novgorod Region, where he had been for the last two years.
At the end of December 2020, the European Court of Human Rights ordered Russia to pay Usmonov 11 thousand euros in compensation. The ECHR considered that the Russian authorities made a “mistake” by depriving him of Russian citizenship. According to the court, Russia has not proved that the lack of information about the brother and sister could cause serious consequences.