A human rights group says the charges against Tajik opposition activist Nizomiddin Nasriddinov are "trumped up." (video grab)
Tajik opposition activist Nizomiddin Nasriddinov was detained in Belarus -- at Dushanbe's request -- while entering the country in early January and will be extradited to Tajikistan, where he may face arbitrary arrest and torture, Enira Bronitskaya of Human Constanta rights group told RFE/RL on March 14. Bronitskaya added that Nasriddinov is wanted in Tajikistan on "trumped up" charges of calling for extremist actions and justification of extremism. Nasriddinov has resided in Germany since 2015. Dozens of opposition figures, independent journalists, and rights activists have been handed lengthy prison terms on extremism and other charges in Tajikistan in recent years. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Tajik Service, click here .