The regime in Turkmenistan remained deeply authoritarian. Serious human rights violations were routine. The right to health was violated in the context of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The authorities continued to deny that there were any cases of COVID-19 despite evidence to the contrary. The right to freedom of expression was severely restricted. Consensual sex between men remained a criminal offence. Conscientious objectors to military service risked being imprisoned. The fate and whereabouts of at least 120 prisoners subjected to enforced disappearance remained unknown.
Death penalty status
Abolitionist for all crimes
Does not use the death penalty
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