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IOC turns a blind eye to Turkmenistan using sport to legitimise tyranny

Kieran Pender

A regime with one of the world’s worst human rights record is staging the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games and the IOC – like Australia, which will be represented – is silent.

The city of Ashgabat in Turkmenistan is famous for two characteristics. It has the highest concentration of marble buildings in the world and is capital of one of the most repressive regimes in the world. The two are not unrelated: all-powerful central Asian dictators with natural resource wealth are able to construct ostentatious monuments to themselves with little concern for their citizens. But the current Turkmen leader, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, has grown tired of building with marble. On Sunday the 60-year-old dentist’s newest vanity project will be unveiled: the latest edition of the… >> подробнее

«Parting Song»

Arkady Dubnov

The Preface to the book of the poems by Batyr Berdyev

We can live our life, create a family, have children, plant a tree, build a house, not knowing who we will become in extreme circumstances, those requiring determination of will, mind, and even—daring, right? Batyr Berdyev learned that about himself.

It took me a long time to write this introduction to the poems Batyr Berdyev wrote in prison, and not because I am not a literary critic—Batyr was not a poet; he himself wrote that from prison… Reading through what Batyr wrote, I found it really difficult to find the words to express my feelings of melancholy and despair, along with the feeling of helpless rage. Melancholy and despair at the impossibility of using common words to describe the condition of those who are aware that they are foreveryes, that is basically it: forever immured in a prison cell without any hope of seeing their relatives… >> подробнее

The Disappeared Poet: Batyr Berdyev’s Verses Written Behind Bars

The “Prove They Are Alive!” Campaign

On September 15, 2017 the Campaign “Prove They Are Alive!” published a book of poems written by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and former Representative of Turkmenistan to the OSCE, Batyr Berdyev, during his imprisonment.

The book with the poems in the Russian original and English translation, produced by the Campaign, was distributed at a side event held today at the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw and published on the Campaign website. Batyr Berdyev was arrested on December 7, 2002, and charged with involvement in the coup attempt against then-President Niyazov, which took place on November 25, 2002. A video of his “confession” was broadcast on television on December 18, 2002, and he was convicted on January 21, 2003 by the Ashgabat city court and sentenced to 25 years imprisonment. Testimony… >> подробнее

13.09.2017 Take new resolute actions to stop enforced disappearances in Turkmenistan!
12.09.2017 Statement at the plenary session of OSCE HDIM
04.09.2017 Turkmenistan: Homeowners Evicted, Denied Compensation
02.09.2017 On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
31.08.2017 Take Urgent Steps to End Enforced Disappearances in Turkmenistan!
24.08.2017 Another Victim of Enforced Disappearance in Turkmenistan:
Akmurad Redjepov Dies in Custody
22.07.2017 Bribery Scandals Galore as Anti-Graft Body Gathers Strength
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22.08.2017, 03:09 Turkmenistan Opens First Animal Shelter Ahead Of Asian Games Share
19.08.2017, 23:00 Liquor Banned In Turkmen Capital Ahead Of International Games
17.08.2017, 23:04 Niyazov's Longtime Security Chief Dies After A Decade In Turkmen Prison, Activists Say
01.08.2017, 22:55 RFE/RL Correspondent Threatened With Death In Turkmenistan
29.07.2017, 22:57 Turkmenistan Holds Mass Cycling Event, Bans Cars For A Day
08.06.2017, 20:54 Turkmenistan To Abolish Free Utilities For All But The Neediest
05.06.2017, 10:16 New Body To Fight Economic Crimes, Reshuffles Reported In Turkmenistan
12.05.2017, 13:24 Implementation of ombudsman law in Turkmenistan in focus of roundtable discussion
06.05.2017, 16:05 Turkmenistan's Top Prosecutor Fired For 'Failing To Fight Corruption'
30.04.2017, 19:35 Turkmen President Wins Horse Race As Country Marks National Horse Day
27.04.2017, 18:50 Turkmenistan: Staying At The Bottom
20.04.2017, 16:37 The ACCI Concerned About an Increase In Insecurity In Areas TAPI Is Expected To Pass Through
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