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Posted by admin on 2007/4/27 17:55:00 (1120 reads)

ASHGABAT, April 27, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- RFE/RL's Turkmen Service says its correspondents in Turkmenistan are facing increased threats and harassment from government authorities.

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Posted by admin on 2007/4/22 12:10:00 (959 reads)

EU foreign ministers will discuss a German-led initiative to boost cooperation with energy-rich Central Asia next week, amid calls for them to ensure human rights issues are not sidelined.

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Posted by admin on 2007/4/17 22:16:00 (1013 reads)

How do you make a documentary in Turkmenistan, ruled by a despot who has forbidden film crews? Waldemar Januszczak bravely (or foolishly) has a go.

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Posted by admin on 2007/4/15 0:45:00 (1127 reads)

A Bulgarian court refused to extradite a jailed Turkmen opposition activist to his home country on Thursday over fears he might face political persecution, court officials said.

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Posted by admin on 2007/4/4 6:27:00 (1061 reads)

President Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov has been elected as head of the Halk Maslahaty, Turkmenistanís highest legislative body. NBCentralAsia observers say the move has dampened expectations that the new Turkmen leadership will introduce liberal reforms.

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Posted by admin on 2007/3/27 20:27:00 (1103 reads)

Amnesty International said on Tuesday an EU group led by Germany's foreign minister should get tough on human rights on a trip this week to central Asia.

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Posted by admin on 2007/3/14 7:32:00 (1096 reads)

Beyond the gold and marble glitz of Turkmenistanís capital, Ashgabat, a separate world exists. In this Central Asian stateís desperately poor rural regions, home to an estimated 90 percent of its population, there are no hospitals, no libraries and, at best, sub-standard schools. But with a newly elected president, attention is now focusing on what changes, if any, could be in store for the Turkmen countryside.

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Posted by admin on 2007/3/13 20:03:00 (1098 reads)

A prominent international human rights group says it is "concerned" about the continued imprisonment of a former chief mufti in Turkmenistan.

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Posted by admin on 2007/3/13 10:53:00 (1056 reads)

International Herald Tribune

SOFIA: A prominent Turkmen opposition figure is being held in prison in Bulgaria as the authorities await further documents from Turkmenistan before deciding on his possible extradition.

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Posted by admin on 2007/3/11 7:42:00 (1094 reads)

Turkmenistan's new leader called on Friday for doing away with the more repetitive aspects of the late Saparmurat Niyazov's personality cult.

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