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: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/university/title_390810_en.html