Annual Report: Turkmenistan 2013

May 29, 2013

Annual Report: Turkmenistan 2013

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  • Tirkish Tyrmyev, former Commander of Border Troops of Turkmenistan, was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment in 2002 for abuse of power. His relatives did not know his location but reported in March that he had been given an additional seven-year sentence as his release date approached, allegedly for a crime against a prison guard.

Freedom of movement

The propiska system of registering an individual's place of residence remained in place, restricting freedom of movement and impeding access to housing, employment and services.