The Decree of the People’s Council (Halk Maslakhati) “On declaring as treason separate illegal actions, as well as penalties for traitors of the nation

This is the Decree of the People’s Council ( Halk Maslakati), which was use to justify life sentences for at least five of those convicted in the alleged coup on Pres. Niyazov, and which places ‘traitors of the Nation’ outside the full protection of the Criminal Code of Turkmenistan. Click here for the transcript of the Decree in Russian.

Statement by Tatiana Shikhmuradova

Уважаемые господа, дорогие коллеги! Прежде всего, хочу поблагодарить всех присутствующих за то, что вы проявили заинтересованность и нашли время, чтобы встретиться с нами. Также я искренне признательна за возможность выступить и прошу вас извинить меня за недостаточно хорошее знание английского языка, что вынуждает меня прибегнуть к помощи переводчика. А начну я с рассказа о том, как я получала американскую визу …

Letter from the Turkmenistan Government to the UN General Assembly

This letter,  dated 29 April 2004, from the Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, states that “Access to convicted terrorists is prohibited for five years in accordance with the law and court sentences. The Turkmen delegation has officially notified representatives of international organizations and foreign diplomats of this in the course of meetings on …

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.’ The campaign was developed to defend the dozens, possibly hundreds, of people who have disappeared in Turkmenistan’s prisons. In our letter, we asked the Minister simple questions about the …