Ogulsapar Muradova has died in a Turkmenistan prison
14.09.2006 source: www.svoboda.org
The Radio Svoboda Correspondent was sentenced in August to 6 years imprisonment together with two human rights activists in a case that provoked outrage from human rights organizations
58-year-old Ogulsapar Muradova was arrested in June. She was not allowed to see lawyers, and human rights organizations believe that psychotropic substances were used to force her to confess to “subversive activities”.
In August she was sentenced to six years imprisonment on a charge of illegal possession of weapons.
The cause of death is unknown. Her relatives were called to the morgue today for the official identification.
International human rights organizations had repeatedly expressed grave concern about the fate of Ogulsapar Muradova and the two human rights activists arrested and sentenced with her.