Turkmen students seeking help in returning home receive threats in Russia

Unknown persons threaten the citizens of Turkmenistan, graduates of Russian universities who want to return to their homeland. This was reported by Turkmen news with reference to the head of the Moscow Society of Turkmen Culture Gulnabad Tekaeva .

According to Tekayeva, after graduation, young people lose their study visa and cannot return to their homeland, because the authorities of Turkmenistan did not organize export flights from March to August 2020. On the flights that appeared later, there were not enough places to take everyone out.

Former students become illegal, they are detained and fined. On August 25, the Moscow Society of Turkmen Culture sent an appeal to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a request to facilitate the legalization of the citizens of Turkmenistan.

According to the Society, about 10 thousand citizens faced this problem, but only 86 people were included in the list.

Now Tekaeva reports that she began to receive complaints from people who turned to her for help - they began to receive threatening messages.

ÔÇťAnonymous people send them messages from unknown accounts about the massacre upon returning home. That they misbehaved, turning to us for help, and that upon returning home they will receive not the joy of meeting with their parents, but trouble and persecution, "the head of the Society wrote on her Facebook .

The organization also sent letters to the Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Russia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. They are accompanied by lists of alumni who have turned to public figures for help. All of them received vaccinations against COVID-19.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan