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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