RFE/RL condemns Turkmenistan’s treatment of journalists

Close-up portrait of a man's face behind the flag of Turkmenistan

On the eve of presidential elections in Turkmenistan on Feb 12, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has condemned a government campaign that has subjected its correspondents and their family members to physical assault, societal pressure, surveillance, and imprisonment.

Turkmenistan escalates attacks against RFE/RL journalists

A man plays the guitar in a small room and smiles at the camera.

Turkmen authorities have arrested contributor Khudayberdy Allashov on charges of possessing chewing tobacco only days after one RFE/RL correspondent was threatened with arrest and another was physically injured in a series of violent attacks.