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, …

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 …

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 …

Прекратить насильственные исчезновения в туркменских тюрьмах

Заявление правозащитной кампании «Покажите их живыми!» к Международному дню жертв насильственных исчезновений В Международный день жертв насильственных исчезновений кампания «Покажите их живыми!» заявляет о солидарности со всеми жертвами исчезновений в тюрьмах Туркменистана и их родными, требует от туркменских властей незамедлительно положить конец этим грубейшим нарушениям прав человека и обращается к международному сообществу с призывом поставить принципиальным условием развития сотрудничества с …