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Turkmenistan: Former government minister detained: Geldimurat Nurmuhammedov

, Index number: EUR 61/005/2012

On 5 October, former government minister Geldimurat Nurmuhammedov was detained and sent to a drug rehabilitation centre in Turkmenistan, where he may be subjected to forced medical treatment. Amnesty International is concerned that his detention may be punishment for his criticism of the Turkmenistani authorities.