Turkmen Government Replies to US Senators' Inquiry on Political Prisoners
The Turkmen government has replied to a US senators' inquiry about two Turkmen political prisoners made last year.
The question and answer section of the video of the April 5 nomination hearing of Ambassador Robert Patterson, posted here, is worth mining not only to learn that interesting tidbit, but to get a sense of what the Senate finds important about Turkmenistan. Patterson was confirmed April 14 unanimously by the Senate.
The hearing was chaired by Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA), majority chairman of the Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs Subcommittee of the Foreign Relations Committee.
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