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Turkmen security services threaten relatives of a тurkmen dissident with arrest

Turkmen security services threaten relatives of a тurkmen dissident with arrest

Two employees of the Ministry of National Security and a police inspector for juvenile affairs named Durdiyev interrogated 14-year-old Jumamurat Jumamuradov for more than an hour without the presence of parents and a lawyer.

A young man born in 2007, a student of grade 8 "A" of secondary school No. 29 of the village "Taze usul" of the Sayat district of Lebap province, is the nephew of civil activist Rozybay Jumamuradov, who lives in Turkey.

At 9 am on May 4, an employee of the Ministry of National Security called the director of the school, Govkher Baltayeva, and demanded that Jumamurat be immediately taken to the police station of the Lebap agricultural association. The director called the teacher, who had a car, and together with him took Jumamurat Jumamuradov to the police station. She did not notify the student's parents.

At the police station, three representatives of law enforcement agencies spent more than an hour asking the child how often he talked with his uncle, what he talked about, whether he passed on any information discrediting the homeland and the president.

Law enforcement officers cursed, shouted and threatened that they would put Jumamurat and his parents in jail because they maintain relations with a relative who cooperates with foreign oppositionists and "ideological saboteurs." Then, Jumamurat's mother was brought to the police station and, also intimidating, they interrogated her in front of her son. After that, they were photographed in full face and profile, and both were allowed to go home. On April 26, employees of the Ministry of National Security interrogated Rozybay's brother. On March 21, unknown people called (from the number 865560823) several times to this family and threatened to kill them if they did not stop communicating with Rozybay Jumamuradov.

For the first time, Rozybay Jumamuradov faced pressure from the Turkmen special services in 2009. At that time, he unofficially collaborated with the Turkmen service of Radio Liberty. Due to persecution, he was forced to leave the country and in 2011 moved to Turkey, where he lives legally. Currently, he, along with people who oppose the Turkmen regime, participates in political discussions on YouTube.

https://www.hronikatm.com/2021/05/rozybay/

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