Dovletmurad Yazguliyev

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RFE/RL Turkmen correspondent freed from jail

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) correspondent Dovletmurad Yazguliyev has been released from prison in Turkmenistan after being sentenced to 5 years in jail earlier this month.  RFE/RL reports that Yazguliyev was freed by presidential amnesty after his case drew worldwide condemnation lead by the CPJ and other rights groups.  Click here for the full story. 

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Reporter gets five years in Turkmenistan

New York, October 5, 2011 — The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the sentencing today of Dovletmurad Yazguliyev, a local correspondent for the Turkmen service of the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), to five years in prison on charges of inciting a relative’s suicide attempt.

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