In 1990 Yaqub Salimov was convicted for taking part in Dushanbe riots. When Tajik Civil War broke out, Salimov was released from prison, and become a leader of Popular Front, a paramilitary group fighting on the government side. In 1997 he was charged with attempting a coup d'etat. Afterwards he fled from Tajikistan, but was arrested in Moscow in 2003 and extradited to Tajikistan. On April 25, 2005, he received 15 years in prison sentence.
- ГАФАРЛЫ, МЕХМАН (2004-02-25). На родину в наручниках Россия экстрадировала в Душанбе бывшего главу МВД Таджикистана Якуба Салимова (in Russian). Novye Izvestiya. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
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