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Turkmenistan - Held incommunicado in western Turkmenistan for past two months

Reporters without borders
Freelance journalist Saparmamed Nepeskuliev has been held incommunicado for the past two months and has been denied all contact with his family. Even his possible three-year jail sentence cannot be confirmed. How can a government make a journalist disappear like that? Where exactly is Nepeskuliev now? Has he or has he not been sentenced to three years in jail? Has he had a lawyer? All of these questions remain unanswered. A resident of Balkanabat, a town 150 km southeast of the western (...)

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