Abdumalik Abdullayevich Abdullajanov (Tajik: Абдумалик
Абдуллоҷонов; born January 1, 1949) is a Tajikistani
politician. He served as the Prime Minister of
September 21, 1992, to December 18, 1993. He resigned as Prime
Minister to become Tajikistan's first ambassador to Russia. In
1994, he ran in the second presidential elections in
according to official reports, lost to Emomalii Rahmon, Tajikistan’s
current president. After that, he left Tajikistan, stayed in Russia
for several years, then moved to the
United States in 1998 and lived
there since then; Abdullajanov had refugee status there.
Abdullajanov was detained at
Boryspil International Airport
Boryspil International Airport (near
Ukrainian capital Kiev) on the request of the Tajik authorities upon
Los Angeles on 5 February 2013. Tajik authorities
accuse Abdullajanov of plotting an assassination attempt on Rahmon on
30 April 1997, when the president was wounded in the leg.
Abdullajanov was also charged with organizing a riot in the Sughd
Province which claimed dozens of lives in 1998. Abdullajanov has
denied any involvement in his interviews to Western media. On 4
Ukraine freed Abdullajanov from detention and refused a
request to extradite him to his homeland.
Rumors have circulated that "Abdullajanov would support an opposition
candidate who has not yet declared his participation" in the November
2013 Tajikistani presidential election, but because Abdullajanov has
not been interviewed for a long time his stand on the issue is
Tajikistan PM becomes ambassador". Kitchener-Waterloo Record.
December 20, 1993. p. D10.
^ a b c d e f UNHCR asks
Ukraine to free detained Tajik ex-premier,
Ukraine (13 March 2013)
Ukraine frees ex-Tajik PM, rejects extradition request Archived
2014-04-28 at the Wayback Machine.,
GlobalPost (4 April 2013)
^ UNHCR welcomes ex-Tajik premier’s release from detention,
Ukraine (6 April 2013)
Prime Minister of Tajikistan
Prime Ministers of Tajikistan
Abdulakhad Kakharovich Kakharov
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