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Statement about the detention of Alexander Sodiqov

July 22, 2014

We wel­come the release from deten­tion of Alexan­der Sodiqov, a doc­tor­al stu­dent in polit­i­cal sci­ence at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to who was in Tajik­istan under con­tract to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Exeter. We look for­ward to the case being for­mal­ly con­clud­ed so that Alexan­der can return to his stud­ies here in Cana­da.

A Tajik nation­al, Alexan­der was in Tajik­istan con­duct­ing research on the top­ic of “Ris­ing Pow­ers and Con­flict Man­age­ment in Cen­tral Asia.” The project is fund­ed by the UK’s Eco­nom­ic and Social Research Coun­cil.

For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, please see the state­ment from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Exeter: