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

, Index number: EUR 61/023/2007

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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