London-based Amnesty International says it has received "reliable information" that Ibadullah's family had not been permitted to see him since his arrest.
The organization has called on the Turkmen government to immediately release all prisoners of conscience and to appropriately address all other cases, including Ibadullah's.
Newly elected President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has indicated readiness to review some of the policies of his predecessor, Saparmurat Niyazov, who died in December, in the educational, social, and economic spheres.
A billboard in Ashgabat with portraits of the candidates in the February 11 election (OSCE)
SIGNS OF CHANGE? Reporters Without Borders analyst Elsa Vidal and RFE/RL Kazakh Service Director Merkhat Sharipzhanov led an RFE/RL briefing in Prague about the significance -- or lack thereof -- of Turkmenistan's first-ever competitive presidential election.
LISTENListen to the entire briefing (about 60 minutes):
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