Обращение к Генеральному секретарю ООН в связи с его визитом в Туркменистан

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Обращение к Генеральному секретарю ООН Антониу Гутерришу в связи с его визитом в Туркменистан 13 июня 2017 года Его Превосходительству г-ну Антониу Гутерришу Генеральному секретарю Организации Объединенных Наций Копия: Зейд Раад аль-Хусейн Верховный комиссар ООН по правам человека 8 июня 2017 г. Уважаемый Генеральный секретарь Гуттериш! Мы, участники международной правозащитной кампании «Покажите их живыми!», призываем Вас использовать свой авторитет в …

Appeal to the United Nations Secretary General Regarding His Visit to Turkmenistan

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Appeal to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres Regarding His Visit to Turkmenistan on June 13, 2017 His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres United Nations Secretary General   Cc:  Mr. Zeid Ra`ad Al Hussein United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights June 8, 2017 Dear Secretary General Guterres: We, members of the international human rights campaign “Prove They Are Alive!”, …

Требуем прекратить насильственные исчезновения в Туркменистане

  В честь Международной недели исчезнувших движение «Покажите их живыми!» вновь обращается к правительству Туркменистана с требованием пролить свет на судьбу заключённых, которые уже почти 15 лет не имеют никакого контакта с внешним миром   2 июня 2017 года Каждый год во всем мире отмечается Международная неделя исчезнувших. Эта инициатива, начатая в 1981 году латиноамериканскими НKО, направлена ​​на то, чтобы …

Turkmenistan: Time to End Enforced Disappearances

On the International Week of the Disappeared, the “Prove They Are Alive!” campaign reiterates its call to the government of Turkmenistan to shed light on the fate of dozens who have been imprisoned without any contact with the outside world for almost 15 years Every year, the International Week of the Disappeared is commemorated worldwide. This initiative, launched in 1981 by …

Statement by Switzerland: Death of Mr. Tirkish Tyrmyev in custody in Turkmenistan

        1129th Meeting of the Permanent Council, 26 January 2017 Current Issue: Death of Mr. Tirkish Tyrmyev in custody in Turkmenistan Statement by Switzerland Mr. Chairman, This statement is delivered on behalf of Canada, Iceland and Switzerland. Our countries are concerned about reports of the death of the former head of the State Border Service of Turkmenistan, …

EU statement on enforced disappearances in Turkmenistan

EUROPEAN UNION OSCE Permanent Council No 1129 Vienna, 26 January 2017 EU statement on enforced disappearances in Turkmenistan The European Union is concerned about reports that Mr. Tirkish Tyrmyev, former Head of the State Border Service of Turkmenistan, died in prison on 13 January 2017. Mr. Tyrmyev was one of the first victims of enforced disappearances about whom we learnt …

Open Letter: Civil Society Request to Vote against The CMI Offshore Project in Turkmenistan

To: Board of Directors European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Dear Board of Directors: We are writing to express our grave concerns about the CMI Offshore Project in Turkmenistan, currently pending final review and awaiting a Board decision, and urge the Board of Directors to vote against this project. We believe this project is wrongly categorized as ‘B’ as it …

The State of Political Prisoners in Turkmenistan Demands Immediate Action by the International Community

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

FIVE MONTHS IN THE SECRET OVADAN DEPE PRISON

The following text is based on interviews with Geldy Kyarizov and his wife Yulia Serebryannik, which were recorded by Vitaly Ponomarev, head of the Central Asia Program of Human Rights Center Memorial (Russia), in 2015 in Moscow. Read the full version here (PDF). Geldy Kyarizov is one of the few former Ovadan Depe prisoners who managed to travel outside of …

U.N. Committee against Torture: Turkmenistan should put an end to enforced disappearances

In December 2016, The Committee against Torture adopted the concluding observations on the second periodic report in Turkmenistan.  The document can be found here (PDF). The body called on President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov to make “a public statement affirming unambiguously that torture will not be tolerated”, adding that nobody had been prosecuted for torture, despite widely publicized cases. It also states that Turkmenistan …