The correspondent of «Novaya Gazeta» Hudaberdi Nurmatov, writing under the pseudonym Feruz Ali, whom the judge ordered to expel from Russia in connection with violating the regime of stay in the country, tried to open handle to Vienna at the exit of the building of the Basmanny court.
About it writes on Wednesday, August 2, the TV channel «Rain» with reference to the NG journalist Elena Kostyuchenko.
Feruz Ali was detained August 1, near the editorial office of «Novaya Gazeta» to «identification.» He showed police press card, but despite this, he was put in a machine and delivered in OVD «Basmannoe» and then Basmanny court of Moscow found the journalist guilty of violating the regime of stay in Russia and ordered him to pay a fine of five thousand rubles, and sentenced to stay in the center of temporary holding of foreign citizens.
The lawyer of the journalist Philip Shishov called the ruling illegal because his client «is in the process of the procedure of obtaining asylum.»
The journalist asked the Russian authorities to grant him temporary asylum, but the interior Ministry said that the granting of citizenship for no reason, forbidding him to travel to Europe, reports «Rain».
Ali Feruz declared that he’d rather die than go back to Uzbekistan, said Kostyuchenko. Bailiffs handcuffed him and took him to a detention center. Information on whether he received medical help from his colleagues yet.
At the same time the representative of the press service of the Basmanny court Tatiana Gorshkova in conversation with the correspondent of «the Media» claimed that this incident was not.
Earlier, the chief editor of «Novaya Gazeta» Dmitry Muratov said that in March this year, Feruz Ali was detained at the request of Uzbekistan, where he had gone fleeing from the local authorities. Muratov stressed that Ali Feruz was born and studied in the Altai. His mother has Russian citizenship