49. Khatamov, Annamurad

AnnamuradKhatamov2Citizenship: Turkmen

Residence at time of arrest: 1 Beki Seytakova St., Ashgabat, Turkmenistan[1]

Position when arrested: Chief Engineer of the Research Institute Turkmensuvdesga (Turkmenistan water management design organization)

Date of arrest: He was arrested in December 2002. The video of his forced “confession” was shown on TV on December 18, 2002.[2]

Charges: Participation in the alleged assassination attempt on President Niyazov. He was convicted in January 2003 of violating Art.14-101, part 2, paragraph “a”, “b”, “f”, “g”, “h”, “i”, “l”, 129, part 3, 169 Part 1 and 2, 174 Part 2, Part 1 176 214 Part 2, Part 1 of 218, 2.3, 231 Part 4, paragraph “a”, “b”, p 235 Part 2. “a”, “b”, 254 part 4, paragraph “a”, “b”, 271, part 3, part 2, 273, 275, Part 1, Part 3 287 of the Criminal Code of Turkmenistan.[3]

Sentence: He was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment: 5 years in prison, and the rest in a penal colony with confiscation of property followed by living in a prescribed place for 5 years and the prohibition against holding substantive and responsible management positions for 3 years.[4]

Biography: He was the chief engineer of the Research Institute Turkmensuvdesga in Ashgabat, and an expert on water resource management in Turkmenistan. He is the elder brother of Amangeldy Khatamov, and a close friend of Guvanch Djumaev.

He participated in a number of international conferences, projects and events, including a USAID/McGill University organized conference on “Improving the management of natural resources in Central Asia,”[5] and a GEF funded project on “Management of water resources and the environment in the Aral Sea Basin.”[6]

Khatamov holds at least three patents, including: ‘Methodology of excavation during construction of the excavation profile and device for its implementation.’[7] He also has a number of publications including a report, “Reusing water in Turkmenistan.”[8]

Relatives arrested/harassed/detained:

  • Khatamov, Amangeldy Akhmedovich, younger brother of Annamurad Khatamov. Lived in Ashgabat. He was convicted in January 2003, and sentenced to 25 years imprisonment: 5 years in prison, the rest in a penal colony; followed by living in a prescribed place for 5 years. (See p. 46)
  • Garayev, Atamyrat Nurmuradovich, acquaintance of Amangeldy Khatamov, from Ashgabat. He was convicted in January 2003 and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment; 3 years in prison, and the rest in a penal colony, followed by living in a prescribed place for 5 years. (See p. 45)

Current situation: Unknown

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[1] List of Participants Central Asia Natural Resources Management Project, United States Agency for International Development (nrmp/usaid). http://uz.denemetr.com/docs/312/index-971-1.html. Accessed on 15 April 2014.

[2] Decaux, Emmanuel. “OSCE Rapporteur’s Report on Turkmenistan.” OSCE, 12.3.2003. http://www.osce.org/odihr/18372

[3] Memorial. “Vragi naroda (Tyrkmenskogo) na stranitsah Ashgabatskovo Ejedelnika ‘Adolat’” Translation.04.02.2003. Accessed on 10 January 2014.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Spisok uchastnikov Proyekt sovershenstvovaniye upravleniyem prirodnymi resursami v Tsentral’noy Azii, Amerikanskoye agentstvo mezhdunarodnogo razvitiya (nrmp/usaid), Universitet MakGill, http://uz.denemetr.com/docs/312/index-970-1.html. Accessed on 13 January 2014.

[6] Upravleniye vodnymi resursami i okruzhayushchey sredoy v basseyne Aral’skogo morya. http://www.ecoportalca.kz/439-2/1-6/1-10. Accessed on 13 January 2014.

[7] Sposob razrabotki grunta pri stroitel’stve profil’noy vyyemki i ustroystvo dlya yego osushchestvleniya http://www.findpatent.ru/patent/180/1809066.html. Accessed on 13 January 2014.

[8] CA-Water Info. “Natsional’naya vodokhozyaystvennaya politika Turkmenistana.” http://www.cawater-info.net/bk/iwrm/0614.htm. Accessed on 13 January 2014.