Prove They Are Alive!
За демократию и права человека в Туркменистане  For Democracy and Human Rights in Turkmenistan
Geldy Kyarizov and Family Threatened by Unidentified Turkmen

The 'Prove They Are Alive!' Campaign

The Prove They Are Alive! campaign demands that the government of Turkmenistan stop its campaign of psychological and physical terror against the Kyarizov family.

On October 3, 2015, well-known Turkmen horse breeder Geldy Kyarizov and his family were threatened by an unknown man speaking to them in the Turkmen language while riding the escalator in a Moscow, Russia, metro station. The family was exiting the Tsarytsino metro station during the day when unknown men passed by the Kyarizov family on the escalator. One of them stopped close to Geldy Kyarizov and said in Turkmen, “You are an ungrateful swine. They told you to stay quiet. Why did your wife have to open her mouth in Warsaw?” He then elbowed Kyarizov in the stomach, ran up the escalator and… >> подробнее

Why you could be wearing cotton picked by forced labor

Klara Skrivankova

A few weeks ago, the annual harvests in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan began, and again hundreds of thousands of people are expected be forced out into the fields.

Cotton is ever-present in our lives. It is in the clothes we wear, the towels in our bathrooms, our bed linen, even bank notes we pay with are made with cotton. What is little known however is that vast amounts of the world's cotton are produced in slavery-like conditions in Central Asia. And while many are concerned about the sweatshops of Bangladesh and India, few would have heard about the forced labor of their own citizens organized by the governments of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. More than a million children and adults in Uzbekistan and tens of thousands in Turkmenistan… >> подробнее

Dispatches: How to Make a Difference at the General Assembly

Rachel Denber

Turkmenistan presides over some of the world’s largest gas reserves but is one of the most closed, repressive, and isolated countries.

Next week’s United Nations General Assembly will feature dozens of heads of state and a host of urgent crises in desperate need of resolution. Why should anyone care that the president of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, will be among the visiting leaders? Because it’s a rare opportunity to possibly change someone’s life, maybe even a lot of people’s lives. Turkmenistan is one of the least-known of the former Soviet republics. It presides over some of the world’s largest gas reserves but is one of the most closed, repressive, and isolated countries. The government tolerates no dissent… >> подробнее

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13.08.2015, 00:10 OSCE Representative calls for release of detained journalist in Turkmenistan
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09.07.2015, 23:47 Russia's Gazprom 'Failed To Pay' For Turkmen Gas
05.07.2015, 21:27 OSCE roundtable in Turkmenistan discusses rights and duties of editorial offices and journalists
26.06.2015, 17:14 Human rights groups call on Central Asian governments to end torture
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