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Turkmenistan: Appeal Cases: Prisoner of conscience Kakabay Tedzhenov released

, Index number: EUR 61/014/2006

Amnesty International learnt on 25 October 2006 that prisoner of conscience Kakabay Tedzhenov, aged 70, was recently released from the psychiatric hospital in Garashsyzlyk district in the eastern Lebap region of Turkmenistan. Kakabay Tedzhenov had been forcibly confined in medical institutions since 4 January 2006 to punish him for exercising his right to freedom of expression, in particular for protesting against government policies. Reportedly, immediately after his release he was admitted to the urology department of the regional hospital for surgery.

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