Groep Schagen en Hollands Kroon

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon                       postzegel internationaal
Executive Office of the President
Rudaki Avenue, 80
Dushanbe 734001
Republic of Tajikistan

(Plaats, datum)

Dear Mr President,

Tajikistani national, Abdullohi Shamsiddin, was expected to arrive in Dushanbe on 19 January 2023, after being deported from Germany where he was seeking asylum. He was never seen leaving Dushanbe International Airport. I am concerned by the reports that upon arrival he was apprehended by the State Committee for National Security.

While Shamsiddin’s detention has never been officially acknowledged, there is little doubt that he is in Tajikistan and that he was taken into custody by members of security forces and held in incommunicado detention. Amnesty International believes that Abdullohi Shamsiddin is being targeted for his links to a senior member of the Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan, which the authorities of Tajikistan arbitrarily banned in 2015.

I urge you to take all necessary steps to immediately disclose Abdullohi Shamsiddin’s fate and whereabouts, and ensure that he is not subjected to incommunicado detention, torture and other ill-treatment. Abdullohi Shamsiddin must be immediately released, unless he is reasonably suspected of a recognizable criminal offence.

Yours sincerely,


(Naam, adres, The Netherlands)

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H.E. Z.E. Erkinkhon Rahmatullozoda                             postzegel internationaal
Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan
Generaal Jacqueslaan 16
1050 Brussel

E-mail: tajembbrussels@mfa.