EU worries about disappearance of people in prisons of Turkmenistan

EU calls on Turkmenistan to eradicate enforced disappearances. A statement was made on September 5 at a plenary meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on the occasion of International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

The European Union is seriously concerned about the fate of people who have been forced to disappear in Turkmen prisons. The document says that thanks to the Show them alive! Campaign, more than 27 deaths in custody are known and more than 120 cases are documented in which people are completely isolated in Turkmen prisons.

We are closely monitoring the situation of disappeared persons whose prison terms have expired or should end in 2019-2020. Although information about some individual cases was provided, the fate of many other disappeared in Turkmen prisons remains unknown, the statement said.

Recall that the goal of the Show them alive! Campaign is to uncover the truth about the fate of dozens of people who went missing in Turkmen prisons as a result of mass repressions of the 2000s.

In 2011, the UN General Assembly expressed concern that the number of enforced disappearances in the world is growing - during arrests, detentions and abductions, and by its resolution declared August 30 as International Day of Enforced Disappearances.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan