Turkmenistan: Detention of Animal Welfare Activist Galina Kucherenko

On December 7, at noon, several men broke into the apartment of one of Turkmenistan’s most outspoken animal welfare activists Galina Kucherenko and forcibly took her and her daughter Valeriya Kucherenko away. The daughter was kept in the police and was released six hours later. Galina Kucherenko’s fate and location remained unknown until December 12.