RFE/RL calls for Turkmen journalist’s release

Screen capture of a video showing Saparmamed Nepeskuliev

On the one year anniversary of the imprisonment of Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, a contributor to RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service and other independent news outlets, RFE/RL joined a chorus of international organizations calling for his freedom.

Crimea Realities chief says ban won’t stop website

“This is an aggressive act that uses the outrageous pretext of extremism to censor RFE/RL and prevent audiences in Russia and Crimea from learning the truth about the annexation,” RFE/RL Editor in Chief Nenad Pejic said in a statement on May 12. “We condemn it as an attack on RFE/RL’s operations and the public’s fundamental right to freely access information,” he added.