Turkmenistan

Merdan Amanov

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 17 Jul 2014
End of detention:
  • 22 Oct 2014
Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Description:
  • One year in prison for refusing military service. Jehovah's Witnesses conscientious objector.

    Amnestied in a prisoner amnesty with five other conscientious objectors.

Suhrab Rahmanberdyyev

Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 19 Nov 2013
End of detention:
  • 22 Oct 2014
Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Description:
  • 18 months in prison for refusing military service. Jehovah’s Witnesses conscientious objector.

    Amnestied in a prisoner amnesty with five other conscientious objectors.

Suhrab Rahmanberdyyev

Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Activist type:
  • Conscientious objector
Status:
  • Declared objector


Pavel Paymov

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 10 Mar 2014
End of detention:
  • 22 Oct 2014
Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Description:
  • One year in prison for refusing military service. Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector.

    Amnestied in a prisoner amnesty with five other conscientious objectors.

Merdan Amanov

Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Activist type:
  • Conscientious objector


TURKMENISTAN: CO Pavel Paymov gets one year imprisonment

Activist:
Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Alert:

Pavel Paymov, a 23-year old Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector from Ashgabad, Turkmenistan's capital, has been sentenced to one year's imprisonment at Ashgabad's Rukhabad District Court.

You can send a protest email here.

Background information

Release conscientious objector Pavel Paymov

Activist:
Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Not sent after:
  • 11 Apr 2014
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Rashid Meredov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many protest emails have been sent out for this particular case).

Release conscientious objector Pavel Paymov

Dear Minister Rashid Meredov,

I am very concerned about the recent imprisonment of conscientious objector Pavel Paymov. On 26 February he was sentenced to one year in prison.

TURKMENISTAN: CO Amirlan Tolkachev imprisoned for eighteen months

Activist:
Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Alert:

Amirlan Tolkachev, a 20-year old Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector in Turkmenistan, has been sentenced to eighteen months imprisonment.

You can send a protest email here.

Background information
This sentence is a violation of Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which guarantees the right to conscientious objection. Turkmenistan is a party to the ICCPR. As such, it is bound by the standards set out in the Covenant.

Release conscientious objector Amirlan Tolkachev

Activist:
Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Not sent after:
  • 17 Oct 2013
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Rashid Meredov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many protest emails have been sent out for this particular case).

Release conscientious objector Amirlan Tolkachev

Dear Minister Rashid Meredov,

I am very concerned about the recent imprisonment of conscientious objector Amirlan Tolkachev. On 10 July 2013 he was sentenced to eighteen months in prison.

Syndicate content