Doctor Khursanai Ismatullayeva released in Turkmenistan . According to Radio Azatlyk and Turkmen news , she was included in the pardoned list on the occasion of Neutrality Day on December 12 and is now at home.
In September 2021, a woman was sentenced to 9 years in prison on charges of fraud, forgery of documents and abuse of a person in a helpless state. In reality, the reason for the arrest was her appeal to the editorial office of an independent publication with a complaint about unfair dismissal.
As it became known earlier, Pygambergeldy Allaberdiyev , a 50-year-old lawyer from Balkanabad, who was also convicted on political grounds for ties with foreign opposition groups , was on the same list of those pardoned .
It should be noted that two weeks before the pardon , another round of human rights dialogue between the EU and Turkmenistan was held in Ashgabat, at which human rights activists called on EU representatives to raise the issue of unjustly convicted activists, among other topics.
Meanwhile, journalist Nurgeldy Khalykov (serving a 4-year sentence since September 2020) and activist Murat Dushemov (serving a 4-year sentence since August 2021 ) are still imprisoned for political reasons .
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan