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LGBTI Rights in Turkmenistan


ADDED ON: 05/27/2020

Two Years in Prison for Gay Sex in Turkmenistan

In Turkmenistan, men who have sex with men continue to be arrested and imprisoned on sodomy charges. In mid-March independent media in the region reported the arrest of a popular entertainer as…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2020

One of Turkmenistan’s top showmen and entertainers has been arrested for the crime of being gay

A well-known actor has been arrested in Turkmenistan for the simple crime of being gay, local media reports claim. The man, who has not been named, was reportedly arrested last month along…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2020

Gay man forced to flee Turkmenistan after police assaulted him for being HIV-positive

A gay man from Turkmenistan was forced to flee his home country after he was arrested and assaulted for being HIV-positive. Speaking to RadioFreeEurope, the 23-year-old was granted asylum in a European…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2019

Gay man in Turkmenistan goes missing after posting heartbreaking video fearing he might be ‘forcibly taken away’

A gay man in the central Asian country Turkmenistan has gone missing after claiming in a heartbreaking video that he might be “forcibly taken away”. Kasymberdy Garayev has reportedly vanished alongside his…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2019

LGBT In Turkmenistan: Go To Jail Or Live A Lie

To his friends and colleagues in Turkmenistan, Kamil is a successful cardiologist working at a prestigious clinic and an eligible bachelor from a well-connected family. Only a few people in his close…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2019

Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia

While much recent attention has been focused on the LGBT community in Chechnya and the wider North Caucasus, sexual minorities in Central Asia live under significant pressure as well. Russia’s 2013 law…

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