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In Turkmenistan, a country known for severe human rights violations, the measures have been extremely harsh. More than 100 people linked in one way or another to the schools or the movement (teachers, directors, entrepreneurs, businessmen and sympathisers) have reportedly been arrested. In ... Turkey
Government critics and human rights groups say he has suppressed dissent and made few changes in the restrictive country since he came to power. Before he became a lawmaker in November 2016, Serdar Berdymukhammedov was chief of the Foreign Ministry's information department. In March, he ...

Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, 60, has ruled the gas-rich former Soviet republic since his autocratic predecessor, Saparmurat Niyazov, died in December 2006. Government critics and human rights groups say he has suppressed dissent and made few changes in the restrictive country since he came ...
A total of 168 candidates were nominated from the political parties of Turkmenistan, while 116 candidates were nominated from citizen groups. International observers from the UN, the CIS, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the SCO, the US, Austria, the UAE, Iran, ...
The High Representative and the Ministers exchanged on how priorities such as sustainable development, reform and modernisation, human rights, the ... including the next round of the EU-Central Asia High-level Political and Security Dialogue in Turkmenistan, the Central Asian Environmental Forum in ...
The Court of Appeal in Mombasa ruled in favor of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission that the practice violates human rights. The gay rights ... Examinations are still allowed in Cameroon, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda and Zambia, according to Human Rights Watch.

The Central Election Commission of Turkmenistan has announced complete readiness at all polling stations in the country. A mission of observers from the CIS states and experts of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights arrived in Turkmenistan to monitor the election process.
Most were sentenced to outrageously long prison terms, often in closed trials, and then disappeared from sight or contact, presumably to languish – facing potential death – in Turkmenistan's jails. Several months after his arrest, Otuzov was sentenced to 25 years in prison on corruption and abuse of power ...
In March 2017, at the end of its review of Turkmenistan's record under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee again called on the authorities to end punishments for those unable to perform military service on grounds of conscience and ...
Nowruz inspires us to renew our commitment to peace, sustainable development and human rights: UN chief Guterres ... co-sponsoring the commemoration at the world body along with Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
If Students for Justice in Palestine actually cared about human rights, they would denounce the Palestinian Authority for persecuting gay, Christian, and “other” ... South Sudan, Tibet, Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and other countries that routinely violate human rights.
The announcement of the funding for TANAP, which was first mooted early last year and which has been under active consideration by the bank since June, comes despite concerns over the environmental impact of the project, long standing criticism of the human rights record of Azerbaijan which owns 58 ...
For many, these snapshots are the only glimpse they'll ever get of a country with a level of repression and human rights abuse that means it's often compared to North Korea. Isolated and secretive, Turkmenistan's internet is heavily censored and independent media outlets non-existent. In its 2017 survey, ...
The researchers found that human rights defenders raising concerns about business operations are often criminalised on fabricated charges. Documented cases include activists accused of being involved in assassinations in Guatemala, arson attacks in Chile, and fraud and tax evasion in Turkmenistan, ...
Representatives of the Mejlis, Turkmenistan's parliament, informed the OSCE on the progress made in strengthening national legislative and policy frameworks on human rights and gender equality. They stressed that sharing experiences with other countries was important for effective implementation of ...
Representatives of the Mejlis, Turkmenistan's parliament, informed the OSCE on the progress made in strengthening national legislative and policy frameworks on human rights and gender equality. They stressed that sharing experiences with other countries was important for effective implementation of ...
Kucherenko, 52, is an animal rights activist who has openly criticized the round-up of stray animals and animal cruelty in Turkmenistan, including on the ... An officer at the Ashgabat police station where Valeria Kucherenko had been detained told a Human Rights Watch researcher by phone that Galina ...

“The latest harassment and threats against people who criticize the government highlight Turkmenistan's longstanding efforts to eradicate dissent,” said Rachel Denber, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “The rapid succession of these attacks, one day after the other, suggests ...
(Berlin) – Unidentified people in Dashaouz, Turkmenistan, attacked the family home of an exiled human rights activist, where his 76-year-old mother lives alone, Human Rights Watch said today. Turkmen authorities should publicly condemn the attack and ensure that it is effectively investigated and hold ...
The leadership of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) have made no visible efforts to urge the Turkmen government to address a single human rights concern. The games, in Ashgabat through September 27, will draw athletes from dozens of nations ...
The NSS explains that a commitment to fundamental human rights is essential to advancing American influence abroad. ... Freedom Act. Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan were classified as Countries of Particular Concern, and Pakistan ...
LAHORE: Members of the minority communities and human rights activists have condemned the United States move of placing Pakistan on the Special ... Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Russia, Syria, and Vietnam.
The countries of Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan remain on list. ... Royce said Vietnam has regularly violated both religious liberty and other basic human rights and said that it is the United States' responsibility to call out these ...
A representative of the OSCE Office on Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) will highlight the OSCE Kyiv Recommendations on Judicial Independence in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. These were developed by ODIHR to provide possible solutions and good practices ...
The daughter of a jailed Turkmen animal rights activist has brought her mother warm clothing, making the first visit permitted by the authorities since police stormed Galina Kucherenko's apartment and arrested her. Human rights advocate Natalya Shabunts told RFE/RL that she and Kucherenko's daughter ...
Police in Turkmenistan arbitrarily detained a prominent animal rights activist, Galina Kucherenko, on December 7, 2017, and are holding her at an undisclosed location, Human Rights Watch said today. Police also detained Kucherenko's adult daughter, Valeria, but later released her. Turkmenistan's ...
“The latest harassment and threats against people who criticize the government highlight Turkmenistan's longstanding efforts to eradicate dissent,” said Rachel Denber, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “The rapid succession of these attacks, one day after the other, suggests ...
(Berlin) – Unidentified people in Dashaouz, Turkmenistan, attacked the family home of an exiled human rights activist, where his 76-year-old mother lives alone, Human Rights Watch said today. Turkmen authorities should publicly condemn the attack and ensure that it is effectively investigated and hold ...
The leadership of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) have made no visible efforts to urge the Turkmen government to address a single human rights concern. The games, in Ashgabat through September 27, will draw athletes from dozens of nations ...
(Berlin) – Unidentified people in Dashaouz, Turkmenistan, attacked the family home of an exiled human rights activist, where his 76-year-old ...
Human Rights Watch also issued a video on recent developments in ... Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan – have contributed to a sense of hope in ...
Turkmenistan leader opens luxury golf course in his desert state ... Human Rights Watch says that despite the president's amusing side, the ...
As Turkmenistan hosted the Asian Games in the capital Ashgabat, our ... with the few human rights activists who are not languishing in jail.
Since late September, according to Egyptian human rights activists, ... 2010 and 2015 include Cameroon, Turkmenistan, Uganda, and Zambia.
In March 2017 the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee strongly criticised the Religion Law and Turkmenistan's many other violations ...
Ben Irwin at the Door to Hell gas crater in Turkmenistan. ... of Turkmenistan, known for both his abysmal human rights record and iron-fist rule.
“The OCA's silence about abuse in Turkmenistan is deafening, said Rachel Denber, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights ...
Turkmenistan dictator opens golf course – and quickly hits 'hole in one' ... of widespread human rights abuses, and Turkmenistan is one of the ...
The Games have prompted greater attention to human rights concerns across the country, with Turkmenistan hovering someone just in front of ...
Aksoltan T. Ataeva, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the ... understanding and human rights, and in that context, recalled the ...
Report Highlights Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders ... Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.
Meanwhile, Turkmenistan is finding itself in one of the most severe ... and Martial Arts Games because Turkmenistan's human rights record is ...
Turkmenistan is scheduled to speak last on September 25. ... Last week, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein described the actions of ...
There has been concerns over the country's human rights standards and ... media, where I have been attacked also, not only Turkmenistan.
This is despite Saudi Arabia's war crimes, appalling human rights record, ... deals with countries such as China, Oman, Turkmenistan and UAE.
Meanwhile, human rights violations are rife. ... North Korea, Togo, Turkmenistan) or state collapse and protracted civil conflict (e.g. Iraq, Libya, ...
“The OCA's silence about abuse in Turkmenistan is deafening, said Rachel Denber, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights ...
The Games in Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat, due to open on ... closed countries and is regularly criticised for its poor human rights record.
The Games in Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat, due to open on ... closed countries and is regularly criticised for its poor human rights record.
Majlis Podcast: Turkmenistan Hosts Major Sports Event, But Was It Worth ... Asia division at Human Rights Watch, took part in the discussion.


 

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