Turkmenistan: Further information on Prisoners of conscience: Begench Shakhmuradov (m)

Turkmenistan: Further information on Prisoners of conscience: Begench Shakhmuradov (m)

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Index Number: EUR 61/023/2007
Date Published: 14 September 2007
Categories: Turkmenistan

Jehovah's Witness Begench Shakhmuradov was given a suspended two-year prison sentence by Azatlyk District Court in the capital, Ashgabat, on 12 September, for "evasion of call-up to military service". He had refused to serve in the army on religious grounds.


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