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Doctor Demanding Justice Detained in Turkmenistan

By Human Rights Watch
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On July 16, police in Turkmenistan arrested a doctor whose unfair dismissal was raised during a human rights panel that I moderated that was held a day earlier by the European Parliament. Khursanai Ismatullaeva had worked at a neonatal clinic near Ashgabat, the Turkmen capital until she was fired in 2017. She has been fighting the dismissal since, in a case allegedly marred by irregularities.   Click to expand Image Kursanai Ismatullaeva. © Image supplied by Turkmen News Turkmen.news, an independent outlet based in the Netherlands, reported that about 10 police detained Ismatullaeva…


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