Turkmenistan: Detention And Abuse Of Journalist
Tom Casey, Deputy Spokesman
June 27, 2008
Turkmenistan: Detention and Abuse of Journalist
We are deeply troubled by the June 20 detention and physical abuse by Turkmen authorities of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty contributor Sazak Durdymuradov. Any attempt to threaten journalists is an unacceptable affront to human rights.
The United States calls on the Government of Turkmenistan to investigate this incident, address the allegations of abuse, and conform to international standards on human rights.
Released on June 27, 2008