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Credible reports of the arrest, torture, conviction following unfair trials, and imprisonment under inhumane conditions of 18 men in Turkmenistan have been provided to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The sentences, from 12 to 25 years, were…
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We write in advance of the Committee’s review of Turkmenistan to highlight some areas of concern regarding Turkmenistan’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (hereafter “The Covenant”). We hope our submission will…
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I request that this letter be given to the General Prosecutor of Turkmenistan, the Embassy of the Russian Federation of Turkmenistan and the representative of the OSCE in the instance of my arrest, disappearance or unfortunate circumstance. A. Zatoka…
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On September 24 2007, Turkmenistan's president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, gave a speech at Columbia University in New York City. During a round of questions after his speech, he was asked why foreign non-governmental organisations are not allowed access…
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Human Rights Watch welcomes the EU consultations process with civil society convened by the Czech Presidency in advance of the June 3, 2009 EU-Turkmenistan human rights dialogue. We hope that EU representatives will use the valuable opportunity the…
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Human Rights Watch welcomes the EU consultations process with civil society convened by the Czech Presidency in advance of the June 3, 2009 EU-Turkmenistan human rights dialogue. We hope that EU representatives will use the valuable opportunity the…
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This submission summarizes Human Rights Watch’s key concerns regarding Turkmenistan’s compliance with its international obligations in the context of three areas that have been the focus of Human Rights Watch’s work on the country in recent years—…
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The death in December 2006 of Turkmenistan’s authoritarian ruler, president-for-life Saparmurad Niazov led to unprecedented interest in this gas-rich Central Asian country from the European Union, Unites States and international organizations. The…
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Introduction This submission summarizes Human Rights Watch's key concerns regarding Turkmenistan's compliance with its international obligations in the context of three areas that have been the focus of Human Rights Watch's work on the country in recent…
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Human Rights Watch welcomes the EU consultations process with civil society convened by the Slovenian Presidency in advance of the June 24, 2008 EU-Turkmenistan human rights dialogue. We consider it a valuable opportunity for highlighting and addressing…
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The death on December 21 of Turkmenistan’s president-for-life Saparmurad Niazov offers the Turkmen government a chance to reverse years of repression and start a new chapter for human rights in this gas-rich Central Asian country. Niazov’s 21-year rule…
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Thank you Mr. Chairman for inviting me to testify. This year's State Department human rights reports live up to the tradition of candid and comprehensive reporting the Department has established over the years. The reports fairly describe human rights…
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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…
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We appreciate the OSCE’s active engagement to promote freedom of religion in the region. Regrettably, though, this precious freedom is imperiled in many member states. Today, some of the most egregious violations of the…