Ataev, Batyr Bayramgeldievich

Biography: Born on June 22, 1975, in Bereket village of Ahal Province. Geography teacher in secondary school № 11 in the town of Tejen. Lived in the town of Tejen in Ahal Province.

Arrest and conviction: Arrested on October 18, 2016. Charged with involvement in the international religious movement created by the Turkish preacher Fethullah Gülen. Convicted on February 8, 2017, by Ashgabat city court under Art. 177 p. 3; 275 p. 3; 275.1 p. 3 of the CCT. Sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment (5 years in prison, the rest in a strict security colony) with confiscation of property and prohibited from teaching for 3 years after release.

Current situation: No information.