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Turkmenistan: Further information on fear for safety and new concern: possible prisoners of conscience: anti-government demonstrators: Azhdar Amanmuradov, Alamurad Amanmuradov, Gelenov (first name unknown), Amanov (first name unknown) and up to 200 people

, Index number: EUR 61/005/1995

Up to 200 people have reportedly been detained by Turkmen law enforcement officials since the unprecedented anti-government demonstration on 12 July 1995 in Ashgabat. They include the four named above. The detainees are allegedly held in the police station in Ashgabat's Kopet-dag district. AI believes that they may be prisoners of conscience and fears that they may be at risk in incommunicado detention.

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