20 процентов народу, 80 – в карман президента Туркменистана

«Личный карман президента (Бердымухамедова): нефть, газ, закон» – так озаглавила свой доклад американская неправительственная организация Crude Accountability. В нем раскрываются схемы того, как доходы от продажи газа и нефти просто не доходят до бюджета Туркменистана.

Взломан сайт «Хроники Туркменистана» после сообщений о последствиях взрывов на складах в Абадане

Сайт «Хроники Туркменистана», первый сообщивший о взрывах военных складов в городе Абадан, взломали после сообщения правозащитников о том, что количество жертв взрывов достигло почти 1400 человек. Об этом говорится в сообщении президента центра развития демократии и прав человека Юрия Джибладзе, поступившем в «Газету.Ru».

Letter To Hillary Clinton

We, representatives of Turkmen civil society, are writing to you because we are unable to attend the civil society conference that has been organized for November 28-29,2010 parallel to the OSCE Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. As you know, the governments of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan have made it virtually impossible for us to attend the meeting.

Is Chevron One Step Closer to “doing Some Good” in Turkmenistan?

Earlier this week, the President of Turkmenistan announced a short list of companies from whom his country will accept proposals to develop two offshore blocks in the Caspian Sea.1 Since President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov came to power nearly four years ago, Turkmenistan’s vast hydrocarbon reserves have been the source of intense lobbying by petroleum giants from around the globe.

Remarks from Crude Accountability’s Michelle Kinman to former Senator and newly approved Chevron Board Member Chuck Hagel

Turkmenistan is one of the world’s most repressive countries, consistently receiving the lowest ranking of “not free” in Freedom House’s assessment of global political rights and civil liberties across 193 countries. If Chevron engages with a repressive regime such as Turkmenistan to secure hydrocarbons without first insisting on significant, demonstrable improvements in human rights, transparency and rule of law, it will strengthen anti-democratic tendencies and stifle the development of an already severely compromised civil society, as it has in Burma, Nigeria, Columbia and in numerous other countries around the world.