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EU to discuss human rights with crisis-ridden Turkmenistan,
NGOs document recent trends

International Partnership for Human Rights

Press Release

In the context of the economic crisis, the government has further stepped up efforts to prevent the dissemination of information about the real state of affairs in the country among its population.

Today [April, 25] the annual EU-Turkmenistan Human Rights Dialogue will take place in Ashgabat, with a delegation from Brussels meeting with representatives of national authorities to discuss human rights issues. Turkmenistan’s government has recently adopted a national human rights action plan, established a human rights ombudsman’s office and revised human rights related legislation. However, as documented in a briefing paper prepared for the dialogue by Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), the human rights reality in the economic crisis-ridden… >> подробнее

Turkmenistan: protecting human
rights is a prerequisite for closer
ties with the EU

EP Committee on Foreign Affairs

Press release

Turkmenistan's human rights record is «abysmal», and the EU should engage with it only if it makes concrete progress in protecting them.

Turkmenistan's human rights record is «abysmal», and the EU should engage with it only if it makes concrete progress in protecting them, said Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs on Wednesday, ahead of an EP delegation visit there next week to ascertain whether Parliament should give its consent, in June, to an EU Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA). Farid Tukhbatullin, who leads the Vienna-based Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) and Vyacheslav Mamedov, leader of the Netherlands-based Turkmen Civil Democratic Union, called for the release of all political prisoners in Turkmenistan… >> подробнее

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016

US Department of State
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor


The most important human rights problems were: arbitrary arrest and detention; involuntary confinement; torture; disregard for civil liberties, including restrictions on freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and movement; and citizens’ inability to choose their government through free-and-fair elections that include real political alternatives.

Executive Summary Although the 2016 constitution declares Turkmenistan to be a secular democracy, the country has an authoritarian government controlled by the president, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, and his inner circle. Berdimuhamedov has been president since 2006 and remained president following a February 2012 election the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights determined involved limited choice between competing political alternatives. In August the country conducted interim parliamentary elections, which were not subject… >> подробнее

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