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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.
A Tajikistani national who was released from detention in Russia is believed to have been abducted and forcible returned to Tajikistan. Another, soon to be released, is at risk of the same.
Convictions against the former president and vice-president of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA), were upheld on 21 October. However, their prison sentences were reduced.
Karla Zelaya, a human rights defender, was abducted for three hours. She was tortured, threatened and interrogated about her work.