Anna Stavitskaya today told RFE/RL's Tajik Service that the appeal follows a decision by a Moscow regional court on June 21 to overturn a lower court's ruling that there was no need to question Iskandarov over the circumstances of his mysterious return to Tajikistan.
Iskandarov, the leader of Tajikistan's Democratic Party, was living in self-imposed exile in Korolyov, near Moscow, until last year. He claims he was abducted and forcibly brought back to Tajikistan to be tried.
Tajikistan's Supreme Court last October sentenced him to 23 years in jail on terror-related charges that he denies.
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