22 October 2002 ASHGABAT, 22 October (Eurasianet)–In Turkmenistan, children memorize poetry written by President Sapurmarat Niyazov, and deputies kiss his hand when they greet him. Although Niyazov’s cult defines Turkmenistan today, human rights activist Vitaly Ponomaryov portrayed the regime as practically doomed at a conference held in New York on 21 October. “The regime is […]

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