RFE/RL is marking the anniversary of the death of Ogulsapar Muradova.
The organization said she was a human rights activist and Turkmenistan correspondent for RFE/RL’s Turkmen language broadcasts.
The circumstances of her death in prison a year ago “remain shrouded in mystery,” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty stated, “the place, even the day she died is not known. No one has been charged or brought to account for the death of the 58-year old Muradova. Her family was not permitted to see her after a mock trial in August 2006 and was not told where she was imprisoned. Her daughters were taken suddenly to the Ashgabat city morgue Sept. 14, 2006 and asked to take custody of the body, which they said had a visible head wound.”
The organization’s Turkmen Service is remembering her in its programming today.