Report: The Nabucco Gas Pipeline

The European Union has stepped up its engagement with Turkmenistan in order to secure supply for its flagship gas security project the Nabucco pipeline. Turkmenistan is among the most brutal and repressive dictatorships in the world. US NGO Freedom House included Turkmenistan in its 2009 ‘Worst of the Worst’ list of countries without social and political freedoms, alongside North Korea and Burma. In a 2008 report, Amnesty International described ‘widespread and systematic abuses’ of human rights in the country, while Human Rights Watch noted ‘the fundamental and ubiquitous nature of repression in Turkmenistan’ and ‘the government’s abysmal human rights record’.

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