Turkmenistan

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Overview

The regime in Turkmenistan remained deeply authoritarian. Serious human rights violations were routine. The right to health was violated in the context of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The authorities continued to deny that there were any cases of COVID-19 despite evidence to the contrary. The right to freedom of expression was severely restricted. Consensual sex between men remained a criminal offence. Conscientious objectors to military service risked being imprisoned. The fate and whereabouts of at least 120 prisoners subjected to enforced disappearance remained unknown.

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Death Penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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