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Turkmenistan: Homes Wrecked to Make Way for Sporting Venue

Satellite images of the Ashgabat neighborhood of Choganly reportedly show the demolition of private homes. (Satellite Image courtesy DigitalGlobe)

A report by Amnesty International accuses authorities in Turkmenistan of an unprecedented wave of evictions to prepare the capital for hosting a major sporting event in 2017.
 
The rights group asserted in its findings – published on October 28 in a report titled Deprived of Homes, Deprived of Rights – that the forcible relocation of some 50,000 people is a violation of international law. Amnesty said lack of direct access to Turkmenistan required it to base its investigation on satellite imagery and testimonies from media organizations, as well as telephone interviews with local sources.
 

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