Turkmenistan

5.2 million people
4,800 USD GNI (PPP)
Press:
Not Free
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The recent death of Uzbekistan’s seemingly perpetual president has drawn fresh attention to the uncertainties of one-man rule in Eurasia. 

Freedom House urges the prompt release of freelance journalist Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, a contributor to RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service and Alternative Turkmenistan News. 

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan this week. 

Freedom House urges Turkmenistan to release imprisoned reporter Saparmamed Nepeskuliev. 

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Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On

“Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On,” marks the 20th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup of August 19, 1991. The retrospective essay examines the changes in the political rights and civil liberties in the former Soviet Union over the last two decades, as well as includes graphs and rankings that illustrate the region's performance in the annual Freedom House publications Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press. The report  concludes that there is a serious and disturbing failure to embrace democratic institutions in most of the post-Soviet region.

Worst of the Worst 2011: The World's Most Repressive Societies

Freedom House has prepared this special report entitled Worst of the Worst: The World’s Most Repressive Societies, as a companion to its annual survey on the state of global political rights and civil liberties, Freedom in the World. The special report provides summary country reports, tables, and graphical information on the countries that receive the lowest combined ratings for political rights and civil liberties in Freedom in the World, and whose citizens endure systematic and pervasive human rights violations.

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