In the evening of 11 March staff of Russia’s Migration Office informed Rozgeldy Choliyev, the Turkmen student who had been held at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow since 2 March, that they were ready to accept his application for political asylum.
In addition, temporary three-month asylum has been granted to him while the authorities will be looking into the case, the attorney of “Memorial” Roza Magomedova and the head of the Turkmen Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights Tajigul Begmedova report.
Also, on 11 March, 2021 the court hearing of the case of an individual protest organized by the Turkmen student Malikberdi Allamyradov and his friend from Uzbekistan was held. They had been charged with violating the regulations for holding mass events.
Pursuant to the court verdict, the actions of both students were considered as not illegal.
On 18 February Allamyradov went to the city centre to hold an individual protest against the policy of the Turkmen authorities who prevent residents from making money transfers to study-abroad students.
15 minutes later he and his friend from Uzbekistan, who was making a video, were detained by police officers.According to the authorities, the regulations for holding an individual protest, pursuant to which the municipal administration does not need to be notified of the forthcoming protest in advance, does not apply to foreign nationals.
Moreover, the police officers thought that the student making the video was also a participant of the protest despite the fact that he had not been holding any signs or shouting slogans.The post Choliyev granted temporary asylum in Russia; court in Elista found that actions of the Turkmen student were not illegal first appeared on Chronicles of Turkmenistan.