Turkmen Special Services Increasing Pressure on Dissidents Abroad

Against a backdrop of growing international criticism of the human rights situation in Turkmenistan, the country’s security services have stepped up operations aimed at suppressing the voices of exiled dissidents. Over the past month, at least two Turkmen families in Moscow, and their relatives in Turkmenistan, were subjected to aggressive pressure.

The Unanswered Letter

Before you is a letter, which was sent in November 2013 to Rashid Meredov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, by members of the international campaign, ‘Prove They Are Alive.’...