The ‘Prove They Are Alive!’ campaign, led by an international coalition of human rights groups, held a briefing today at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), where it launched two reports, Prove They Are Alive!: The Disappeared in Turkmenistan, and Ovadan Depe: Medieval Torture in Modern Turkmenistan.
On July 2, 2014, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly adopted its Baku Declaration, in which it specifically asks the Government of Turkmenistan to provide information on persons who have disappeared in Turkmen prisons, including Boris Shikhmuradov and Batyr Berdiev.
The Turkmenistan Civic Solidarity Group has begun the campaign, Prove They Are Alive, to hold the Turkmenistan government accountable for the fates of those prisoners who have been incarcerated since the early 2000s
Radio Free Europe / Radio Free Liberty reports on the efforts of the Prove Their Alive campaign to ascertain the fate of 55 prisoners ten years after they were taken into custody in Turkmenistan: http://www.rferl.org/content/missing-turkmen-minister/25132776.html
This week, civil society activists launched a new campaign, Prove They Are Alive, at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Warsaw,…