Prove They Are Alive!
За демократию и права человека в Туркменистане  For Democracy and Human Rights in Turkmenistan
The State of Political Prisoners Demands Immediate Action by the International Community

International campaign 'Prove They Are Alive!'

The Prove They Are Alive! Campaign’s Statement on Tirkish Tyrmyev’s Death in Prison

As long as this repressive practice exists and there is a threat of new disappearances in prisons, no transformation is possible in Turkmenistan.

The international campaign, Prove They Are Alive!, expresses its deep concern about the death in prison of the former head of the State Border Service of Turkmenistan, Major General Tirkish Tyrmyev, a victim of the political purges during the presidency of Niyazov when he was imprisoned. On January 13, the Turkmen authorities returned the body of 66 year old Tyrmyev to his family in Ashgabat after he died in captivity. Tirkish Tyrmyev was one of the first victims of forced disappearance among high level state officials in Turkmenistan and was imprisoned for almost 15 years without any contact… >> подробнее

What's At Stake After Turkmenistan Turns Off The Taps To Iran?

Bruce Pannier

It’s halfway through January and Turkmenistan still has not restored its usual supplies of natural gas to Iran. The National Iranian Gas Company said on January 1 that Turkmenistan had stopped sending gas.

Turkmenistan claims Iran has a large unpaid bill for gas. But turning off the taps is painful for both Iran and Turkmenistan, neighbors that have gotten along reasonably well for the past 25 years. The two sides seem far apart in their views on the issue, so it is difficult at present to see how they will reach a compromise. Why is this suspension happening and how long might it continue? What’s at stake for each of the countries? And how much damage could this do to Turkmen-Iranian relations? Those are the questions we attempted to answer in this week's edition of the Majlis podcast. Moderating… >> подробнее

World Report 2017: Turkmenistan

Human Rights Watch

Turkmenistan is among the world’s most repressive and closed countries, where the president and his associates have total control over all aspects of public life.

A new draft constitution approved in 2016 allows lifetime presidency. The government ruthlessly punishes any alternative political or religious expression and exerts total control over access to information. Independent critics and their families, including in exile, face constant threat of government reprisal. Authorities continue to impose informal and arbitrary travel bans on activists and relatives of exiled dissidents, and others. Dozens of people remain forcibly disappeared presumably in Turkmen prisons. Cult of Personality Authorities continue to forcibly mobilize citizens to be present… >> подробнее

12.01.2017 Turkmenistan And The Neutrality Trap
04.01.2017 Turkmen Cutoff Of Iran Leaves Dwindling Gas Options For Ashgabat
09.12.2016 Turkmenistan Cracking Down on Gülen Followers
09.12.2016 U.S. Official Says Treatment Of RFE/RL's Turkmen Journalists 'Unacceptable'
25.11.2016 Medieval Torture in Turkmenistan
18.11.2016 Prominent Turkmen Singer Jailed — A Victim Of Drugs Or Circumstance?
17.11.2016 Shortages in the Era of Might and Happiness
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17.01.2017, 13:51 Former Top Turkmen Security Official Dies In Prison
04.01.2017, 15:18 Australia is not coming to Ashgabat for 2017 Asian Indoor Games
03.01.2017, 19:35 Turkmenistan Halts Gas Exports To Iran Over Payment Dispute
29.12.2016, 11:08 Nine Candidates Register To Run In Turkmenistan's Presidential Election
16.12.2016, 22:17 Moscow Refuses To Allow Human Rigths Protest Near Turkmenistan's Embassy
15.12.2016, 11:45 Turkmen President Berdymukhammedov Nominated For New Term
06.12.2016, 09:17 OSCE Urges Turkmenistan To Release RFE/RL Contributor
24.11.2016, 20:40 Turkmenistan President's Son Takes Post As Parliamentary Deputy
15.11.2016, 17:15 RFE/RL Turkmen Correspondent Attacked For Second Time
08.11.2016, 20:31 HRW Condemns Treatment, Assault Of RFE/RL Correspondent In Turkmenistan
26.10.2016, 10:30 5.8 magnitude earthquake in western Turkmenistan
12.10.2016, 22:33 Exiled Turkmen Dissident Poet Dies In Sweden
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