Annakurbanov, Yevshan

State of concern: .
Original citizenship: .
Alleged affiliation: Journalist.
Which stages experienced: not Stage 1   not Stage 2   Stage 3
Date of most serious incident: 1997.
Exiled? Yes.
Category of exile: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

A  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 radio station "Svoboda" ("Azatlyk") in 1996-1998 ( Memorial, n.d).

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 an 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.).

Current status: He was released from prion in 1997, he was released on the eve of the visit to Turkmenistan by the Minister of Energy of the USA Federico  Peña (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: https://www.svoboda.org/a/24100464.html. Last accessed 12th April 2018. Memorial (n.d.). РЕСПУБЛИКА ТУРКМЕНИСТАН. [Online]. Available at: http://old.memo.ru/hr/politpr/lists1/turkm.htm. Last accessed 16th April 2018. Amnesty International. (1998). СОДРУЖЕСТВО НЕЗАВИСИМЫХ ГОСУДАРСТВ Перечень фактов вызывающих озабоченность , Международной Амнистии Июль декабрь года. Available: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/152000/eur010011998ru.pdf. Last accessed 12th April 2018.