Exiled dissident journalist’s brother dies after beating in Turkmenistan

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A woman looks at the profiles of candidates during parliamentary elections in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 25 March 2018, IGOR SASIN/AFP via Getty Images

Turkmenistan: Authorities pressure critics in exile by threatening their relatives at home

“Turkmenistan has long been a closed country for independent human rights scrutiny. The pattern of persecution of relatives of activists who live abroad shows the lengths to which its government will go to keep the world from knowing the scale of the human rights violations there.”

A screen showing a portrait of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is seen during the official opening of a newly built airport in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 17 September 2016, REUTERS/Marat Gurt

In Turkmenistan, election takes place amid growing crackdown on journalists

When President Berdimuhamedov succeeded Saparmurad Niyazov in 2007, he tried to portray himself as a reformer committed to modernising his country but human rights are still being trampled underfoot ten years later.

Soltan Achilova, © 2011 azathabar.com (RFE/RL)

Interrogated, assaulted and robbed over grocery store lineup

A Turkmenistan alternative radio correspondent experienced harrowing harassment by police and unidentified attackers over grocery store lineup pictures.