August 6, 2015

Turkmenistan: Reveal the Whereabouts of Saparmamed Nepeskuliev (UA 174/15)




Freelance journalist Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, whose current whereabouts are unknown, is believed to have been held incommunicado by Turkmenistani authorities for a month. His likely arrest and detention may be linked to his work as a freelance journalist. He is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment and an unfair trial. 
1) Please write immediately in Turkmen, Russian or English or your own language:
  • Urging the authorities to immediately establish or reveal Saparmamed Nepeskuliev’s whereabouts to his family, and ensure his safety, including ensuring that he is not subjected to torture and other ill treatment;
  • Calling on them to ensure that should Saparmamed Nepeskuliev be in their custody, he is given immediate access to a lawyer of his choice, and is charged with a recognizable criminal offense or otherwise immediately released.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 174/15” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.