Baltaev, Narkuly

Biography: Lived in Dostlyk collective farm of Turkmenabad city of Lebap Province. Participated in informal studies on Islam, conducted by Bakhram Saparov.

Arrest and conviction: Arrested in 2013. Charged with involvement in anti-state activities (conspiracy to take power, etc.). Convicted in 2013 by Lebap province court under Art. 174, 175, 177 and others of the CCT. Sentenced to a long prison term.

Current situation: According to the “Alternative Turkmenistan News” project, he died in autumn 2016 in Ovadan Depe prison. His body was handed over to the family for burial. At the time of death, weighed no more than 25 kg (http://habartm.org/archives/6290, http://www.forum18.org/archive.php?article_id=2249).