The Iron Doors of Dictatorship: Systematic Violations of the Right to Freedom of Movement in Turkmenistan

The right to freely leave one’s country and return to one’s country is an essential component of a fundamental human right stipulated in international agreements, the right to freedom of movement. However, this right has never been a legal imperative for the Turkmen authorities.  Instead, the absence of constitutional guarantees of this fundamental right and numerous legal gaps in a number of laws has created the grounds for arbitrary and often politically motivated bans on leaving the country and has provided the authorities with an infallible instrument of repression or threat of repression throughout the history of independent Turkmenistan.

Read our full report on violations of the right to freedom of movement in Turkmenistan here.

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Turkmenistan’s Prison System and Political Prisoners

A briefing paper by the Prove They Are Alive! campaign contains new information about changes in the manner of the Turkmen prison system’s treatment of political prisoners and new details about treatment of prisoners in Ovadan Depe and other prisons and colonies in Turkmenistan’s prison system, where the disappeared and political prisoners are being held. The […]

Обновленный список жертв насильственных исчезновений

Обновленный список жертв начильвенных исчезновений в тюрьмах Туркменистана (PDF) В сентябре 2019 года кампания «Покажите их живыми!» опубликовала и представила обновленный список исчезнувших в туркменских тюрьмах. По сравнению с нашей предыдущей публикацией списка в сентябре 2018 года, в этом обновленном списке не изменилось общее число документированных случаев исчезновений в тюрьмах  – 121 человек, однако в […]

Updated list of the victims of enforced disappearances

List of the Disappeared in Turkmenistan’s Prisons (PDF) In September 2019, The Prove They Alive! campaign published and presented an updated report on the disappeared in Turkmenistan’s prisons. The number of disappearances in the updated list remains the same – there are 121 victims of this heinous crime. Compared to the previous year, a few […]