Annakurbanov, Yevshan

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

As a Turkmen journalist he participated in an anti-government demonstration in Ashgabat on July 12, 1995. He was also the author of a number of literary materials, and worked for the Turkmen studio of the radio station "Svoboda" ("Azatlyk") in 1996-1998 (Memorial, n.d).

Category of exile: . (Definitions here.)
Alleged affiliation: Journalist.

Which stages experienced: not Stage 1   not Stage 2   Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 1997.
Violence experienced: .

Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition):

The journalist was detained by the police in the Ashgabat airport, where he was going to fly to Prague to participate in a seminar organised by Radio Freedom Europe/Radio Liberty (Amnesty International, 1998). After the arrest, the police said that Annakurbanov had found a disk with the material of the Turkmen opposition parties ( RFE/RL, 1997).

Other actions during Stages 1–3 (dispossession/ overseas assets frozen/ intimidation/ action against associates/ …):

He was tortured in prison (Memorial, n.d.).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

He was released from prion in 1997, on the eve of the visitby the Minister of Energy of the USA Federico Peña to Turkmenistan (RFE/RL, 1997).

He fled to Norway after his release (Memoria, n.d.).

Legal sources:

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty (RFERL). (1997). Russian Service: Daily News. Available: Last accessed 12th April 2018.


Memorial (n.d.). РЕСПУБЛИКА ТУРКМЕНИСТАН. [Online]. Available at: Last accessed 16th April 2018.


Amnesty International. (1998). СОДРУЖЕСТВО НЕЗАВИСИМЫХ ГОСУДАРСТВ Перечень фактов вызывающих озабоченность , Международной Амнистии Июль декабрь года. Available: Last accessed 12th April 2018.