Open Letter to Serdar Berdymukhamedov

To: Serdar Berdymukhamedov, President of Turkmenistan From: The Prove They Are Alive! campaign Dear President Berdymukhamedov: We are writing to you following your recent election as President of Turkmenistan about the issue of enforced disappearances in Turkmenistan, a grave violation of human rights as recognized by the United Nations. We are asking you to consider […]

Combating Enforced Disappearances Must Become an Important Part of the Implementation of the Expanded 2020 OSCE Commitment on Torture Prevention and Eradication

Civic Solidarity Platform’s (CSP) Working Group on Turkmenistan produced an overview on enforced disappearances in the OSCE region, which was included in a new CSP report, assessing compliance with the prohibition of torture in OSCE countries  On February 1, 2022, the CSP’s Working Group on Fighting Torture released a new report, “Current Assessment of Compliance […]

Обращение гражданского общества: Государства-участники ОБСЕ должны инициировать Московский механизм в отношении Туркменистана

Решительные международные действия необходимы для прекращения насильственных исчезновений в Туркменистане. Спустя двадцать лет после начала массовых репрессий государства-участники ОБСЕ должны инициировать Московский механизм в отношении Туркменистана для решения проблемы продолжающихся грубых нарушений прав человека Обращение гражданского общества к участникам заседания Совета министров иностранных дел ОБСЕ в Стокгольме[1] Обращение также доступно в формате PDF В 2022 […]

Statement: OSCE Participating States Should Launch the Moscow Mechanism with Respect to Turkmenistan to Address Continued Human Rights Violations

Strong International Actions Are Essential to Stop Enforced Disappearances in Turkmenistan. Twenty Years after the Start of Mass Repression, OSCE Participating States Should Launch the Moscow Mechanism with Respect to Turkmenistan to Address Continued Gross Human Rights Violations Civil society appeal to participants of the OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting in Stockholm[1] The appeal is also […]

Statement Against Pressure on Turkmen Activists in Turkey

PRESSURE ON TURKMEN NATIONALS IN TURKEY MUST BE STOPPED. THEIR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS MUST BE SECURED. Statement by non-governmental organizations Available in Russian here: http://www.tmhelsinki.org/ru/modules/news/article.php?storyid=5388 02 November 2021 We, representatives of non-governmental organizations, would like to express our grave concern over the deteriorating situation for Turkmen migrants in Turkey – primarily those who criticize Turkmen […]

Statement by the Prove They Are Alive! Campaign on the International Day of the Disappeared

The statement is also available in PDF format. Today, the Prove They Are Alive! campaign joins the global community in observing the International Day of the Disappeared. On this occasion, the campaign remembers all those who have been forcibly disappeared in the prisons of Turkmenistan and reiterates its commitment to fight against this abhorrent crime. […]

Turkmenistan: A Model Kleptocracy

Produced by Prove They Are Alive! campaign member, Crude Accountability, and written by Tom Mayne, the new report Turkmenistan: A Model Kleptocracy traces corruption in Turkmenistan by looking at how much the Turkmen government is earning, how the revenue is managed, and what the money is spent on.  The comprehensive report places the Turkmen regime’s kleptocracy […]

Statement on the International Week of the Disappeared

The statement is also available in PDF format  Every last week of May, the Prove They Are Alive! campaign joins the global community in observing the International Week of the Disappeared. On this occasion, the Prove! campaign remembers all those who have been forcibly disappeared in the prisons of Turkmenistan and renews its resolve to […]

Язгельды Гундогдыев, бывший высокопоставленный чиновник и жертва насильственных исчезновений в Туркменистане, скончался после 18 лет тюремного заключения без связи с внешним миром

Заявление кампании «Покажите их живыми!» Кампании «Покажите их живыми!» стало известно из заслуживающего доверия источника[1], что 28 декабря 2020 года в тюремном заключении скончался бывший высокопоставленный государственный чиновник Туркменистана Язгельды Гундогдыев. 64-летний Гундогдыев являлся бывшим главой международного отдела аппарата президента и бывшим главой администрации Дашогузского велаята. Гундогдыев скончался в колонии, проведя более 18 лет в […]

Yazgeldy Gundogdyev, Former High Ranking Official and a Victim of Enforced Disappearance in Turkmenistan, Dies in Custody after 18 Years of Incommunicado Detention

Statement by the Prove They Are Alive! Campaign The Prove They Are Alive! campaign has learned from a trustworthy source[1] that a former high-ranking Turkmen government official, Yazgeldy Gundogdyev, died in custody on December 28, 2020. Gundogdyev, 64, was former Head of the International Department of the Presidential Administration and the former Head of Administration […]