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Turkmenistan: Further information: Environmental activist released

, Index number: EUR 61/008/2009

On 6 November, male environmentalist Andrei Zatoka was released after he paid a fine of 1,000 Manat (about US$350). Eight days earlier, on 29 October, he had been sentenced to five years' imprisonment after an unfair trial. According to sources in Turkmenistan, his release was on the condition that he renounced his Turkmen citizenship and left the country.

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