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Turkmenistan - RFE/RL correspondent on trial in Ashgabat on trumped-up charge

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried to learn that Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev (Довлетмурад Язгулиев), a reporter for Radio Azatlyk, the Turkmen-language service of Prague-based Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), went on trial yesterday in Ashgabat on a clearly trumped-up charge of encouraging a relative's suicide attempt. “A prosecution is far from being a trivial matter for an independent journalist in Turkmenistan,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Given the criminalization of journalism, the (...)

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