Buzurgmehr Yorov

Buzurgmehr Yorov

Tajikistan

Buzurgmehr Yorov was arrested and detained on 28 September 2015. The authorities charged him with fraud related charges and ‘Public invitation to change the constitutional system by violence’ (article 307 of Criminal Code of Tajikistan).  An Internal Affairs Ministry spokesperson said the alleged fraud occurred in July 2010, when Yorov had purportedly received US$4,000 from a resident of the city of Istaravshan.

At the time of his arrest, Atty. Yorov had just started to represent thirteen senior leaders of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT). They were arrested by the authorities on various charges on 16 September 2015. The IRPT had been the only Islamic political party legally registered in Central Asia before the Supreme Court of Tajikistan on 29 September 2015, banned the party and declared it a terrorist organization.

The criminal case was sent to investigate again due to the fact that the lay judge because of illness left the court. From July 18, 2016 began the proceedings from the very beginning.

L4L fears that Atty. Yorov’s arrest may be related to his legal representation and defence of the thirteen leaders of the IRPT.

News aboutBuzurgmehr Yorov

26 October 2018 Petition to UN WGAD on behalf of lawyer Yorov
4 October 2017 Lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov arrested two years ago
11 April 2017 Court rejects appeal of lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov
17 October 2016 Lawyers sentenced to 23 and 21 years in prison

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