Tajik national Izzat Amon, who has been deported from Russia for illegal labor activity in the Russian Federation, was arrested after landing in Dushanbe in the morning of March 27.    

Tajik law enforcement authorities accuse him of a large-scale fraud (Article 247 (4) of Tajikistan’s Penal Code).  According to a statement released by the Interior Ministry of Tajikistan, Izzat Amon has been deported from the Russian Federation for non-compliance with the rules of stay in the Russian Federation and illegal acquisition of Russian citizenship.  

The statement, in particular, says that Izzat Amon (Izzat Kholov) has fraudulently appropriated large sums of money of dozens of people in Russia under the pretext of protecting the rights of citizens of Tajikistan and Tajik labor migrants working in the Russian Federation.

“We ask persons affected by Izzat Kholov’s fraud to call the Interior Ministry’s hotline: 221-21-21,” the statement says.  

According to the website of the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow, Izzat Amon (Izzat Kholov) is accused   violating Article 18.10. of Russia’s Administrative Code – illegal employment by a foreign citizen or stateless person in the Russian Federation.  

Izzat Amon was born in the Roudaki District in 1973.  He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Tajik National University.  

According to Izzat Amon himself, he has lived in Moscow since the early 2000s.  In 2009, he reportedly graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and in 2013, Izzat Amon completed a postgraduate course at the Russian Academy for Public Service (RAGS).  

Currently he reportedly works as a lawyer with the International Law Office in Moscow and heads the Center of Tajiks in Moscow.