The contemporary political history of Turmenistan
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- Time to Tell the Truth—What Happened to
the ‘Ashgabat Eight?’
- Amnesty International, 11 July 1997. AI insists that the
protestors of economic hardship arrested in 1995 were
peaceful and should be considered political
prisoners. Turkmenistan's poor human rights record.
- Nazar Toylievich Soyunov: Fear of forcible
- Amnesty International Urgent Action Bulletin, 28 November
1997. A former parliamentarian and government minister of
Turkmenistan faces repatriation to Turkmenistan for
corruption in office. He claims the charges are revenge for
his interview with a US right-wing propaganda agency.
- Political prisoners released while opposition
leader still under house arrest
- International Secretariat of Amnesty International, News
Release, 21 April 1998. Released from detention are
Durdymurad Khodzha-Mukhammed and two members of an
oppositional group known as the
(convicted for an organized violent anti-government protest
in Ashgabat on 12 June 1995), and their suspected
association with Abdy Kuliyev, leader of the exile
opposition, who was arrested at Ashgabat airport for trying
to overthrow the government.
- Turkmenistan Silences a Last Voice of
Opposition; Rights group protests arrest of opposition
- Human Rights Watch, 7 January 2000. Last month, Turkmen
dissident Nurberdi Nurmamedov gave interviews to the
US-based right-wing Radio Liberty's Turkmen
Service. Nurmamedov helped to found the Turkmen opposition
party Agzybirlik (Unity) in 1989. Human Rights watch also
here seeks to discredit the government.
- BBC Country Profiles, 11 June 2001. A map and a compendium
of basic facts. Criticism of the arrest of Turkmen dissident