Members of the Massey College community extend a warm welcome to Massey Scholar-at-Risk Alexander Sodiqov, a PhD candidate studying conflict resolution at the University of Toronto, who was permitted to leave Tajikistan and arrived in Canada on Wednesday, where he will continue his studies. His wife and daughter joined him a day later.
Mr. Sodiqov was arrested and detained in Khorog, Tajikistan on June 16 while conducting fieldwork on conflict resolution and civil society in Central Asia. Mr. Sodiqov was released on bail on July 22. He remains under investigation.