TURKMENISTAN Ashgabat: Religious and political persecution continues apace

During the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, the homes of citizens suspected of keeping forbidden religious literature were searched. The authorities fear Islamic extremism, rekindled by the successes of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Attacks have been carried out against the relatives of Turkmen activists living abroad.

TURKMENISTAN Ashgabat: Religious and political persecution continues apace

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