UNHCR spokeswoman Jennifer Pagonis said the Uzbek national, whose identity she did not reveal, would be immediately resettled to an undisclosed country. The man had been detained in June after Uzbek authorities had demanded his extradition.
Pagonis said the UNHCR feared the life of the refugee would be in danger if he were returned to Uzbekistan.
Kyrgyzstan on August 9 extradited to Uzbekistan four UN refugees and one asylum seeker who were wanted in their home country for their alleged participation in antigovernment protests in the eastern city of Andijon in May 2005.
Official accounts say 187 people were killed during the unrest and the subsequent military crackdown.