32. Gaipov, Dovlet

Davlet_Gaipov_newBiography: He was the Director of a district oil depot, in the village in the Amu-Darya District named on behalf of Niyazov, Lebap Province. He is Guvanch Djumaev’s distant relative.

Arrest and conviction: He was detained in December 2002 in the district named on behalf Niyazov, Lebap Province, when he showed up upon request of the district department of the Ministry of National Security. According to Komarovsky, D. Gaipov was arrested at work and led in handcuffs in the yard of the oil depot, and then he was flown from Turkmenabat to Ashgabat. The video recording of his “confession” was shown on TV, on December 18, 2002. He was sentenced in January 2003 under Articles 14-101 Part 2, paragraphs “a”, “b”, “f”, “g”, “h”, “i”, “l”; 129 Part 3; 169 Part 1, 2; 174 Part 2; 176 Part 1; 214 Part 2; 218 Part 1, 2, 3; 231 Part 4, paragraphs “a”, “b”; 235 Part 2, paragraphs “a”, “b”; 254 Part 4, paragraphs “a”, “b”; 271 Part 3; 273 Part 1; 275 Part 1; 287 Part 3 of the Turkmenistan Criminal Code. He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment: 5 years in prison, the rest in a penal colony. His property would be confiscated. Following the sentence, he would live in a designated place for 5 years and would be prohibited from holding substantive and responsible management positions for 3 years.