Law Enforcement Officers against Oil Workers
Over the past several months, Turkmenistan’s law-enforcement agencies have been investigating oil companies, both local and foreign, operating in the coastal area of the Caspian Sea. In September, in Balkanabat, the administrative centre of the country’s western province, a court sentenced eight oil field experts to lengthy prison terms and confiscated their property. According to the court’s verdict, damage caused by the convicted individuals, which included employees of foreign companies, was estimated at millions of dollars.
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