Who, Why and How exiled: Former minister-consul at the Turkmenistan embassy in Washington DC (RFE/RL, 2001). On 13 March 2005, announced hewas joining the People's Democratic Movement of Turkmenistan, after being granted political asylum in the US (IWPR, 2005)
Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests): Following Annaberdyyev'sswitch in allegiance, President Niazov began a purge of high level cabinet members, whom he believed had failed to prevent the growth in opposition ideology (IWPR, 2005).
Legal status (refugee/ asylum seeker/ resident): Political exile, United States (IWPR, 2005).
Current status: Living in exile in the United States (IWPR, 2005).
Press sources: Ataeva, N. (2005). Turkmenbashi Purges Inner Circle. [online] Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Available at: https://iwpr.net/global-voices/turkmenbashi-purges-inner-circle [Accessed 14 Apr. 2018]. RFE/RL (2001). Turkmen Report: November 11, 2001. [online] RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Available at: https://www.rferl.org/a/1347108.html [Accessed 14 Apr. 2018].