Published: 1 Dec 2013 | By Daria Jarczewska

Return to torture


Amnesty International’s 2013 report, Return to torture: Extradition, forcible returns and removals to Central Asia,1 is the outcome of ten years of research and fact finding visits to the countries in the region. It documents the widespread occurrence of extradition and various forms of forcible return to torture and other ill-treatment in Central Asia, focusing on the risks faced by the returnees in five post-Soviet states: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, and the failings in the refugee determination process in the returning countries of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

EHRAC summarised this report in the 2013 Winter Bulletin. Follow the links below to read it in the Bulletin or to download Amnesty International’s report.