Turkmenistan

Human rights situation still appalling in post-election Turkmenistan

Following the Presidential elections in February, the authorities' all pervasive mechanisms used to stifle civic freedoms show no sign of relenting. Even in the face of international scrutiny, civic space in Turkmenistan remains firmly closed. Read more

Human rights situation still appalling in post-election Turkmenistan

As Turkmenistan votes, authorities crush dissent with an iron fist

As Turkmenistan prepares for elections on 12th February, CIVICUS, the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPRH) and the Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR) expose the reality facing citizens denied the enjoyment of fundamental freedoms and any say in how their country is run. Read more

As Turkmenistan votes, authorities crush dissent with an iron fist

Expression

The legislative framework provides safeguards for the exercise of freedom of expression, however, in practice, the government controls media outlets and restricts access to independent sources of information. Read more


Peaceful Assembly

Though article 43 of Turkmenistan’s new constitution also guarantees the right to freedom of assembly, protests are not a common occurrence in the country. Read more


Association

Turkmenistan’s new constitution guarantees the right to form and join associations, however, in practice, independent civil society organisations are not allowed to operate in the country and those working in exile are subject to threats and attacks. Read more


Overview-Turkmenistan

The human rights situation is highly repressive and independent civil society organisations are not able to operate in the country. Read more