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A Portrait of Uzbekistan's Dissident Cleric In Exile: Obidhon Nazarov

Publisher Jamestown Foundation
Publication Date 21 December 2012
Citation / Document Symbol Volume: 3 Issue: 12
Cite as Jamestown Foundation, A Portrait of Uzbekistan's Dissident Cleric In Exile: Obidhon Nazarov, 21 December 2012, Volume: 3 Issue: 12, available at: [accessed 28 May 2016]
Comments Igor Rotar
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Obidhon Nazarov, an Uzbek imam, was shot in front of his home in the Swedish town of Sundsvall on February 22. Since then, he has been in a coma. The gunman, who Swedish investigators identified as Yuriy Zhukovskiy, was arrested by the police in Russia. He reportedly had in his possession passports of the Russian Federation and Uzbekistan (, October 17). The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) detained him at the request of their Swedish counterparts and Zhukovskiy's extradition to Sweden is currently being arranged (Expressen [Stockholm], October 13). 

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