Activists Annakurban Amanklychev, Sapardurdy Khadzhiev and Ogulsapar Muradova, who was also a correspondent for US funded _Radio Liberty_, were detained on 16 and 19 June 2006. They appear to have been held solely because they are members or relatives of members of the non-governmental human rights organization, the Turkmenistan HelsinkiFoundation (THF), which has publicized human rights violations in the country. In September, Ogulsapar Muradova's familywas informed that she had died in custody. According to relatives who identified her body, there were "marks on her neck"and a "huge wound on her forehead". Update Feb 2013: On 16 February, after serving their full prison terms Annakurban Amanklychev and Sapardurdy Khadzhiev were released from prison. Work on Ogulsapar Muradova, calling for the investigation of her death in custody and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice should be continued!
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