54. Kurbanov, Iskander

Biography: He was a Colonel (perhaps a Lieutenant Colonel), Head of the Ministry of National Security Department for Protection of the Constitutional order in Ashgabat. In publications from 2000 to 2002, he is referred to as the Head of Counterintelligence Division, the Head of the Third Division, and the Chief of the Ideological Department,

Arrest and conviction: He was arrested and sentenced at the end of April 2003 and sentenced to 12 years in prison in May 2003 for his alleged participation in the coup. According to unconfirmed reports, in 2003, he was held in Ovadan Depe.