October 21, 2021

Ships for the Desert

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“Ships for the Desert” project receives prestigious award Silk Road Biz Award 2021 for Gebrüder Weiss / 35 dredgers delivered to Turkmenistan by truck on the New Silk Road Nur-Sultan / Lauterach, October 1, 2021 – The Austrian Foreign Trade Centre Almaty (Kazakhstan) has presented Gebrüder Weiss with the Silk Road Biz Award 2021. The prize was awarded […]

A win for us all!

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From Freedom United Chalk one up for the good guys! We found out American online retailer, Wayfair, was illegally selling merchandise made with Turkmenistan cotton, known to be produced using large scale state-sponsored forced labor. Together with our partners at the Cotton Campaign, we sent them a letter raising our concerns.   Find out what happened next. […]

An unexpected sighting outside the UN

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ByJoanna Ewart-James, From Freedom United < We had a surprising impact protesting outside the UN – the Turkmen President may have seen us! Activists calling for an end to forced labor in Turkmenistan We were in New York outside the UN Headquarters a few weeks ago calling for an end to forced labor in the […]

1MDB investment decisions involving PetroSaudi made without detailed assessment

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By Gurmeet Kaur From The Star KUALA LUMPUR: 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) investment decisions in joint-venture companies involving PetroSaudi were made within eight days, without a detailed assessment process and before the issues or conditions raised by the 1MDB Board are resolved, the declassified auditor-general’s report on 1MDB released on Tuesday stated. Joint-venture investments by […]