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