Prove They Are Alive!
За демократию и права человека в Туркменистане  For Democracy and Human Rights in Turkmenistan
The fundamental question of the Prove They Are Alive campaign: Are They Alive?

The Prove They Are Alive campaign

Statement on the International Week of the Disappeared

May 21 to 27 marks the International Week of the Disappeared. On this solemn occasion, the human rights campaign “Prove They Are Alive!” calls upon the government of Turkmenistan to restore the rights of the numerous detainees serving long-term sentences in Turkmenistan’s prisons, about whom no information is available since their imprisonment.

We also call upon the international community to put additional pressure on the government of Turkmenistan to immediately stop this crime. The denial by the Turkmen authorities of its continued heinous practice of disappearing people in prisons and their unwillingness to take any real actions to address this massive humanitarian crisis can no longer be tolerated.

“Prove They Are Alive!” has documented 113 cases of enforced disappearances in Turkmenistan. The total number is likely to be several times higher. Excluding conflict-related disappearances, this is the largest number of enforced… >> подробнее

The tragic echoes of Turkey’s anti-Gulen campaign in Turkmenistan

Naz Nazar

In this highly isolated Central Asian state, “Turkish schools” guaranteed good education and a relationship with the outside world. But now, they’re the target of attention and repression from the authorities.

An old Turkmen proverb says that if two horses fight, it is the donkey in the middle that will die. This aptly describes the fate of Turkish-Turkmen schools in Turkmenistan, a Central Asian country which has been ruled by an autocratic regime since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. A few years back, the Turkish schools fell victim to the bitter enmity between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, two former allies turned bitter enemies. The implications of the feud have reached far beyond Turkey’s borders and continue to this day,… >> подробнее

EU statement on Human Rights in Turkmenistan


''Our international and OSCE commitments are clear: any forms of torture and ill-treatment are unequivocally prohibited, under all circumstances and without exemptions''


EU statement on Enforced Disappearances in Turkmenistan
OSCE Permanent Council, 12 April 2018

The European Union is concerned about reports that two further victims of enforced disappearances have died in prison in Turkmenistan. Mr. Begmurad Otuzov, former Head of the Investigative Department of the National Security Committee of Turkmenistan, reportedly died in prison in early February 2018 after more than 15 years in full isolation in Ovadan Depe prison, during which period he had no contact with the outside world. Mr. Allamurat Allakuliev, former… >> подробнее

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12.04.2018 Universal Periodic Review of Turkmenistan
06.04.2018 The Strangely Boring Visit Of Iran's President To Turkmenistan
29.03.2018 James Womack: Batyr’s Poetry is an Act of Resistance
29.03.2018 Another Death of a Disappeared Person
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13.03.2018 Statement on the Death in Custody of Begmurad Otuzov
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30.04.2018, 09:52 Iran ready to swap Turkmenistan gas destined for Pakistan
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09.12.2017, 12:31 Turkmenistan Detains Animal-Rights Activist
07.12.2017, 12:23 Turkmenistan, Iran To Seek Mediation Of USD 1.8 Billion Gas Dispute
06.12.2017, 12:26 Lavrov Says 'Key Issues' Regarding Caspian Legal Status Solved
08.11.2017, 21:53 Struggling Turkmenistan Lowers Limit For ATM Withdrawals Abroad
06.11.2017, 19:25 HRW Says Exiled Rights Activist's Mother Targeted In Turkmenistan
02.10.2017, 20:47 Russia, Turkmenistan Pledge Cooperation As Putin Visits Ashgabat
02.10.2017, 20:44 Turkmen President’s Son Named 'Honorary Coach'
20.09.2017, 10:54 Moldova's Gherman Named UN Special Representative For Central Asia
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