Court dismisses lawsuit Novaya Gazeta journalist Ali Feruz filed against MIA, challenging refusal to grant him asylum in Russia
Nurmatov’s lawyer intends to challenge the decision.
Judge Galina Grafova of the Moscow Basmanny Court rejected the lawsuit Novaya Gazeta journalist Khudoberdi Nurmatov (Ali Feruz) had filed against the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Nurmatov tried to challenge the decision of the MIA migration unit, which had refused to grant him temporary asylum in Russia.
Nurmatov’s lawyer intends to challenge this decision. "We will be thinking of how we could send him to a third country," added counsel Irina Biryukova.
Khudoberdi Nurmatov is a citizen of Uzbekistan, who was found guilty of violating the staying regulations in Russia on August 1 and it was decided to deport him.
The journalist said that he grew up in Russia and his family lives here. Nurmatov's lawyers filed a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights about his expulsion. After that, the Moscow City Court suspended the decision while the complaint was being considered.
In early November 2017, Basmanny Court of Moscow has satisfied the motion brought by the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) and remanded Aleksander Shukyurov, Director of the Capital Renovation Directorate State Budgetary Institution of Moscow, in custody. The head of the institution subordinate to the Department of Capital Renovation of the City of Moscow that had acted as the client in tenders worth dozens of billions of rubles is suspected of swindling on an especially large scale.