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Amnesty International Concerned About Tajik Citizen Detained In Uzbekistan

London-based rights group Amnesty International is expressing concern over the fate of a Tajik citizen reportedly detained in Uzbekistan.

In a statement issued on August 21, the group said that Abdumavlon Abdurakhmonov, 38, has been detained without access to his family since April.

His family fears that he is at risk of being subjected to torture and other abuse.

Abdurakhmonov's ex-wife in Uzbekistan called his relatives in Tajikistan after he visited her and their child in April and said Uzbek security officers had taken him away without any explanation.

Tajik officials later received an official statement from the Uzbek Foreign Ministry denying that Abdurakhmonov had been detained.

The Tajikistan's ombudsman has not received a reply from his Uzbek counterpart to his letter requesting assistance in the matter.