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Turkmenistan must grant retrial to hunger strike prisoner on brink of death

Headline Title:  Turkmenistan must grant retrial to hunger strike prisoner on brink of death 02 June 2014 The Turkmenistani authorities must grant a retrial to an unfairly imprisoned human rights activist who has hours to live following a 14-day dry hunger strike, Amnesty International said today.Mansur Mingelov has refused all food or drink since 19 May in protest at the 22-year sentence for alleged drug and child pornography offences passed down after an unfair trial. Prison doctors say he is in a critical condition.The 39-year-old was arrested in 2012 after recording evidence of…

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