The national security officers demanded that she avoided Turkmen independent media groups on social media and “stopped sending information out.” They shut down her internet connection and threatened her with a new criminal case, saying that if she kept browsing the web, she and her husband would be killed.
Similar rallies were held in other regions of the country, such as the Sakar District of the Lebap province. There, women set up pickets outside the mayor’s office against the price increase. The source could not confirm the total number of women who took part in the demonstration and its consequences.
Previously, the limit was $250 daily. Analysts in Ashgabat said that this measure responds to an acute shortage of dollars in Turkmenistan. A resident of Mary, currently in Moscow, confirmed that the new limit set by the Central Bank had come into effect. He added that the limit also applies to card operations.
We want to see more concrete development examples of the decent work agenda in the entire cotton industry, in addition to an increase in transparency and openness of monitoring working conditions by independent international and local civil society organizations.
An official of the Penal Correction Department at the Interior Ministry in the capital Ashgabat – who would not give his name – initially claimed to Forum 18 on 27 September that Gafurov had died «a normal death». He then insisted that the Department had no information.
“Every state has a degree of responsibility when it sends its representatives to a country where human rights are worth nothing,” implored the Turkmen activist Ruslan Myatiev. The IOC, too, must share the blame. Otherwise – 2032 Olympics in Ashgabat, anyone?
The police keep their hands cuffed in a way that the detainees are left hanging, with their entire weight resting on the tip of their toes. Those who have experienced this torture, wished they could quickly die.
Mergen Begenjov, a businessman from Ashgabat, manages Kamil. He is a close friend of the president’s nephew Hajimurad Rejepov. He is the same businessman who runs the other major supermarkets in Ashgabat and in the surrounding areas, Paytagt, Shazada and 5 Yyldyz.
Nothing changed from the past years: we carried special clothing, aprons and a packed lunch. Our salary is maintained during the harvest. The only difference with previous years was the fee they gave us for the collection.