Two Turkmen activists detained in Turkey and sent to deportation centers

On October 18, two opposition activists from Turkmenistan were detained in Turkey, the Turkmen Helsinki Foundation (THF) reports .

In Antalya, 47-year-old Akhmed Rakhmanov was sent to a deportation center , who, according to human rights activists, is the moderator of the chat of the opposition movement "Democratic Choice of Turkmenistan", and also repeatedly appeared on Youtube and TikTok channels criticizing the Turkmen regime and gave comments to Radio Azatlyk (Turkmen Service of Radio Liberty).

It is reported that before being in the deportation center, Rakhmanov came to the migration service to renew his residence permit.

At about 5 pm on the same day, Istanbul police took 35-year-old Kamil Abulov from an apartment in the Chekmekei district . On the morning of October 19, he was taken to a deportation center. The police told Abulov's wife that her husband was on the list of 28 people who were requested by the Turkmen consulate to detain.

Abulov was one of those arrested by Turkish police for attempting to hold an unauthorized rally outside the Turkmen consulate on August 1.

According to the TCF, the special services have begun to put pressure on the relatives of foreign activists in Turkmenistan.

For questioning by the National Security Ministry summoned Tazegul Ovezova - 51-year-old mother of an opposition blogger and participated in many protests Azat Hayitbaeva . The woman replied that she was not able to come, as she was recovering from a recent heart attack.

On September 22, employees of the department already demanded that Ovezova influence her son to stop his opposition activities. Hayitbaev is also on the list of people wanted by the Turkmen consulate.

Another activist, who is in Turkey, said that a few days ago, Turkmen police came to check the address where he was registered for six months as an infant.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan