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In January, the Washington-based Freedom House NGO assessed Turkmenistan as among the 12 “worst of the worst countries” for political freedom and civil liberties. None of the country's previous elections have been deemed free or fair by Western monitors and Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, who ...
In January, the Washington-based Freedom House nongovernmental group listed Turkmenistan among the 12 “worst of the worst countries” for political freedom and civil liberties. None of the previous elections has been deemed free or fair by Western monitors. Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov won his ...

The amendments constrained civil liberties, and extended Aliyev's term in office from five to seven years. What other restrictions have been introduced? The constitutional ... Pan-Turkism was necessary for national self- determination. It is not driven by our desire to integrate with Turkey or Turkmenistan.
Erdoğan expanded civil liberties early in his rule, but after 15 years in power has become increasingly authoritarian. .... Taş has crafted silver book bindings for the late Turkmen President Saparmurat “Turkmenbashi” Niyazov's Ruhnama spiritual autobiography and gold hawk sculptures for his successor, ...
For the 12th consecutive year, there was a worldwide deterioration in political rights and civil liberties, with conditions worsening in 71 countries and ... countries were Finland, Norway, Sweden, Canada and Netherlands, while the bottom five were Syria, South Sudan, Eritrea, North Korea and Turkmenistan.

Elsewhere in RFE/RL's broadcast region, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan were singled out among the 12 "worst of the worst counties" for political freedom and civil liberties. The report says Uzbekistan's new government has "prompted cautious optimism" as a new administration formed after the death of ...
In its annual human rights reporting, the U.S. State Department routinely criticizes Turkmenistan. It notes a litany of human rights concerns running the gamut, such as, “arbitrary arrest; torture; disregard for civil liberties, including restrictions on freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and movement; ...

In the areas of electoral process and civil liberties, unsurprisingly North Korea gets a grand score of 0 for each. North Korea is therefore the most authoritarian regime on earth. SEE ALSO: Election 2020: who will the Democrats pick? Here are the 7 favourites. Kim Jong-un Greets mIlitary. A full list of index ...
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index 2016, Turkmenistan is one of the least democratic regimes in the world, appearing at 162 in a list of 167 countries ranked on criteria such as political pluralism and civil liberties. Berdymukhamedov won with a promise of developing and ...
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have been placed among the “worst of the worst” countries for political rights and civil liberties by the United States-based watchdog group Freedom House. The watchdog group listed the two Central Asian states, along with North Korea, Syria, Somalia and Saudi Arabia, ...
Nevertheless, the Trans-Afghan oil pipeline project, known as TAPI for its route through Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, has been negotiated and ... Despite Hoagland's obligatory lip service to 'good governance' and 'civil liberties,' neither feature in any meaningful sense in NATO's priorities.


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