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University of Toronto statement

June 18, 2014

Toron­to, ON — Alexan­der Sodiqov, a PhD stu­dent at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, was report­ed­ly detained by secu­ri­ty offi­cials on the 16th of June 2014 in Khorog, Tajik­istan. Sodiqov was in Tajik­istan under a research con­tract with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Exeter (UK). Sodiqov is mar­ried with a young child.  The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is deeply con­cerned about the safe­ty of Mr. Sodiqov and his fam­i­ly. The Uni­ver­si­ty encour­ages the author­i­ties in Tajik­istan to ensure full pro­tec­tion of Mr. Sodiqov’s rights.

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