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Former government minister Geldimurat Nurmuhammedov was released after nine months of forced medical treatment. He was likely targeted because of his political criticism.
Journalist Rovshen Yazmuhamedov, was detained in Turkmenistan by local police. He may have been targeted because of his work, putting him in grave risk of torture.
On 5 October, Geldimurat Nurmuhammedov was detained and sent to a drug rehabilitation center in Turkmenistan, where he may be subjected to forced medical treatment.