Durdymuradov said he believes he was released as a result of the international pressure placed on Turkmen authorities.
"A [security service] officer told me: ‘The whole world knows about you and is watching your [case], that’s why you must tell the truth. Go and tell the world whether you were tortured or not,’" Durdymuradov said. "I said I had not been tortured physically but there was a lot of moral pressure. A normal person was put in the psychiatric clinic. That damaged me.”
Read the full interview with Durdymuradov here.