Totally irrelevant. I quoted:
>>Any opposition to the government is considered treason and punishable by life imprisonment.
My SPECIFIC point was:
The "joke" here is: I wonder what would happen the poster if he wrote anything different?
To be absolutely clear: The poster couldn't write anything else out of self preservation, according to HRW/Wikipedia.
If you can show HRW to be spinning that much, please give references.
Nothing! Seriously.. I keep a blog (in Turkmen) for more than 3 years and people actually living in the country write all kinds of criticism (in blog posts/comments), and guess what? We are all alive and well, have more than 1 million+ pageviews/year.
Oh wait, someone's knocking the door...