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Turkmenistan: Drop Charges, Free Wrongfully Imprisoned Lawyer

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(Berlin) – Turkmenistan’s authorities should immediately and unconditionally release a lawyer imprisoned on bogus charges that appear to be in retaliation for his alleged ties with activists abroad, 10 human rights organizations said today. The authorities should quash his conviction. Click to expand Image Pyrgamberdy Allaberdyev © 2020 Turkmenistan Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights On September 29, 2020, in a closed trial, a court in Balkanabad sentenced Pygambergeldy Allaberdyev, 48, a lawyer with a government oil and gas production office in the city of Balkanabad, to six…

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