Khallyev, Khudaiberdy

Gender: .
State of concern: .

Who, Why and How exiled:

Khallyev was the co-chairman of Agzybirlik, as well as being a writer, novelist, publicist and a journalist for Radio Liberty's Turkmen service (RFERL, 2000). He was persecuted by the Turkmen authorities for his political activities. 


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

Which stages experienced: Stage 1   not Stage 2   Stage 3. (Definitions here.)
Date of most serious incident: 2000.
Violence experienced: .

Stage 1 details (accusations/ charges/ Interpol notice/ extradition requests):

Khallyev was an Agzybirlik co-chairman and persecuted by the authorities in Turkmenistan for this role in the 1990s (Human Rights Watch, 1996).


Stage 3 details (attack/ abduction/ rendition/ torture/ assassination/ death):

In 1995, he was reportedly kidnapped and beaten in a politically motivated attack in Ashgabat (Human Rights Watch, 1996).

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

Turkmen authorities “seized the flat” in Turkmenistan that belongs to Khallyev in Turkmenistan (RFERL, 2000).

International arrest warrant: .

Countries of transit, asylum and/or residence: .

Current status:

 In late 1996 he left Turkmenistan and resides in the Czech republic (Chronicles of Turkmenistan, 2015). He remains in the Czech Republic as of September 2018 (Chronicles of Turkmenistan, 2018).

Press sources:

Chronicles of Turkmenistan. (2015). A New Publishing Project to be Launched. Available: Last accessed 3rd April 2018.


Human Rights Watch. (1996). Russian Federation: Human Rights Developments. Available: Last accessed 3rd April 2018.


Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty (RFERL). (2000). Turkmenistan: President Seeks to Silence Dissidents. Available: Last accessed 3rd April 2018.

Chronicles of Turkmenistan. (2018). Writer Khudaiberdy Khallyev, who is banned in Turkmenistan, publishes his new book. Available: Last accessed 18th January 2020.