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Turkmen journalist handed five years

Turkmen journalist Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev, a correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), was sentenced on Wednesday to five years in prison for allegedly encouraging a relative’s suicide attempt. Observers believe the sentence may be retaliation for his investigative journalism. In July this year, Yazkuliyev was one of the first journalists in the country to cover […]

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IPI deeply concerned at death of RFE/RL correspondent in Turkmenistan

According to information before IPI, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Turkmen Service correspondent Ogulsapar Muradova died in custody while serving a prison sentence on charges that were said to be politically motivated. Her relatives were notified by police on 14 September, but the circumstances of her death remain unclear. Based on media reports, Muradova’s body […]

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