Turkmenistan

Merdan Amanov

Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Activist type:
  • Conscientious objector


TURKMENISTAN: CO Pavel Paymov gets one year imprisonment

Activist:
Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Has been sent:
  • Yes
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.

Pavel Paymov

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


TURKMENISTAN: CO Amirlan Tolkachev imprisoned for eighteen months

Activist:
Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Has been sent:
  • Yes
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.

Amirlan Tolkachev

Activist:
Detention centre:
Start of detention:
  • 10 Jul 2013
End of detention:
  • 9 Jan 2015
Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Description:
  • Jehovah's Witness conscientious objector. First prison sentence, imprisoned for eighteen months.

Turkmen complainants tortured

The cases of ten Turkmen Jehovah's Witness conscientious objectors are being considered by the United Nations Human Rights Committee. The complainants, led by Navruz Nasyrlaev, filed complaints of torture and violation of their rights to freedom of religion or belief with the UN Human Rights Committee on 3 September 2012.

These complaints have noted that in the Seydi Labour Camp - where most conscientious objectors (COs) are held - COs have regularly been subjected to spells in the punishment cell, whilst some have been brutally beaten.

TURKMENISTAN: Second imprisonment for Atamurat Suvkhanov

Country:
  • Turkmenistan
Has been sent:
  • Yes
Alert:

Atamurat Suvkhanov, a conscientious objector in Turkmenistan, has been imprisoned for the second time.

You can send a protest email here.

Background information
Atamurat Suvkhanov is a Jehovah's Witness conscientious objectors in Turkmenistan. He has already been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment in December 2004 - on that occasion being released from jail in April 2005 early as part of an amnesty.

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