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- Yovshan Annakurbanov, independent journalist:
Possible prisoner of conscience/Fear for safety
- Amnesty International Urgent Action Bulletin, 4 November
1997. Yovshan Annakurbanov worked as a freelance journalist
for Radio Liberty until 26 June 1997, when death threats
from state security officers forced him to stop. He was
arrested on 30 October 1997 and charged with having a
computer diskette containing material by the political
opposition in Turkmenistan.
- Concern at arrest of government
- International Secretariat of Amnesty International news
release, 16 September 1998. Arrest of Durdymukhammed
Gurbanovwas, a former presidential press officer, after an
interview he gave to Radio Liberty in April that criticized
the policies of President Niyazov and accused the Turkmen
government of mismanagement.