Tajikistan, Russia to discuss labor migrants’ problems
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 17 / Trend, V. Zhavoronkova/
Dushanbe and Moscow will discuss current problems with Tajik labor migrants occurred after the scandal with two pilots, Russian citizen Vladimir Sadovnichy and Estonian citizen Alexei Rudenko sentenced to term in prison in Tajikistan.
Tajikistan's Migration service delegation is leaving for Moscow on Friday to hold talks in this regard, RIA Novosti reports.
The pilots, who work for the Rolkan Investments Ltd. airline, were charged with smuggling, illegal border crossing and violating international air traffic rules and sentenced to eight and a half years' imprisonment last week. Moscow condemned the sentences, regarding them as unfair and politically motivated.
After the court sentences, Moscow stated about the departure of about hundred Tajiks from Russia because of their infringements.
The delegation's visit is reportedly provoked by appeals of Russian labor migrant societies and Tajik NGOs to President Emomali Rakhmon.
In case Tajik migrants deported from Russia they will be sent to Belarus, said Safillo Devonayev, Tajik Migration service head.