Enforced Disappearances in Turkmen Prisons Must Be Stopped

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Statement by the “Prove They Are Alive!” Campaign on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

On this International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Prove They Are Alive! campaign reaffirms its solidarity with all victims of disappearances in Turkmenistan’s prisons and their families, urges the Turkmen authorities to immediately end this gross violation of human rights, and calls on the international community to make the ending of enforced disappearances in Turkmenistan’s prisons a key condition for development of cooperation with the Turkmen government and firmly demand that Turkmenistan implement international legal norms and its obligations in the framework of international organisations.

Enforced Disappearances in Turkmen Prisons Must Be Stopped

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    The international human rights campaign “Prove They Are Alive!” has been working since 2013 with the goal of eradicating enforced disappearances in Turkmenistan’s prisons. The campaign members include non-governmental organizations Crude Accountability (USA), Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights (Russia), Analytical Center Freedom Files (Russia), Human Rights Center “Memorial” (Russia), Norwegian Helsinki Committee, international NGO Human Rights Watch and Turkmen civic activists. The campaign acts with the support of the international Civic Solidarity Platform and actively interacts with a broad range of human rights defenders, experts, and inter-governmental organisations, including the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the United Nations, and the European Union. For additional information, please see the campaign’s website http://provetheyarealive.org.

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