Russia has put a native of Tajikistan on the international wanted list.
An entry appeared on the website of Interpol, the International Criminal Police Organization, that 37-year-old Malikmakhmad Kuvvatov was put on the wanted list on charges of “participation in the activities of an illegal armed group; participation in the activities of a terrorist organization; undergoing training for the purpose of terrorist activities; bringing a person to commit a crime under Art. 2 tbsp. 208 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Organization of an illegal armed group or participation in it, as well as participation in an armed conflict or military actions for purposes contrary to the interests of the Russian Federation).
Information about Kuvvatov was published in early November of this year. In one of the photographs published by Interpol on its official website, a native of Tajikistan poses with a machine gun in his hands.
Malikmakhmad Kuvvatov was included in the updated list of persons suspected of terrorism in Russia in April of this year.
There is no information about whether Interpol received a similar request from the Tajik authorities.
At the same time, the name of Malikmahmad Kuvvatov is listed in the National Bank of Tajikistan list of persons associated with terrorism, under number 819.
There are 41 citizens of Tajikistan on the lists of those wanted under “Red Notices”, most of whom are wanted around the world at the request of Dushanbe or Moscow. They are mainly suspected of terrorism, drug trafficking or murder.
Some international organizations have in the past criticized Interpol, which, at the request of countries such as Tajikistan, seeks out and arrests opposition figures and critics of the current government.