Melayev, Ovezdurdy Bayramdurdyevich
Biography: Born on May 18, 1975, in Gyzylarbat town of Balkan Province. An entrepreneur. Lived in Ashgabat.
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 engaging in business activity for 3 years after release.
Current situation: No information.