Turkmenistan: Further information on prisoners of conscience

Turkmenistan: Further information on prisoners of conscience

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Index Number: EUR 61/016/2007
Date Published: 23 July 2007
Categories: Turkmenistan

Nuryagdy Gairov (m) has been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment. Bayram Ashirgeldiev (m) and another Jehovah's Witness, Aleksandr Zuev (m), have received two-year suspended sentences. The men were punished for refusing to serve in the army on religious grounds. Amnesty International considers Nuryagdy Gairov to be a prisoner of conscience.


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