Detention of Alexander Sodiqov in Tajikistan

Message sent on behalf of the Canadian Political Science Association

Alexander Sodiqov, a PhD student at the University of Toronto was arrested while conducting interviews in Tajikistan for a project on Emerging Power Conflict Management run by John Heathershaw (University of Exeter, United Kingdom).

Even though the Canadian Political Science Association is adopting and implementing other institutional measures of support, our priority today is to provide our members with all the available information about our fellow academic researcher Alexander Sodiqov’s detention and encourage them to forward the following links to all their networks.

Official campaign site for the release of Alex Sodiqov

The Guardian

CTV News

For more information please contact Edward Schatz, Chair, Political Science, University of Toronto Mississauga (Alexander’s supervisor) at