Twenty Years Since the Beginning of Mass Repression in Turkmenistan,
OSCE Participating States Should Take Strong Action to Stop Enforced Disappearances

The statement is also available in a PDF This November, we remember dozens of people held incommunicado in Turkmenistan’s prisons since 2002. The criminal practice of enforced disappearances was first used by the Turkmenistan government to intimidate society and stifle political dissent twenty years ago. The Prove They Are Alive! campaign calls on the OSCE […]

Спустя двадцать лет после начала массовых репрессий в Туркменистане международное сообщество должно предпринять решительные действия, чтобы остановить насильственные исчезновения

Заявление также доступно в формате PDF Заявление Кампании «Покажите их живыми!» в связи с Международным днем жертв насильственных исчезновений По трагическому случаю Международного дня жертв насильственных исчезновений кампания “Покажите их живыми!” выражает солидарность со всеми жертвами исчезновений в тюрьмах Туркменистана и призывает международное сообщество подтвердить свою приверженность борьбе с этим гнусным преступлением. Криминальная практика насильственных […]

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 […]