DASHOGUZ, Turkmenistan — After Protestant Begjan Shirmedov tried to print copies of a small book of his religious poetry Feb. 3, a local religious affairs official waiting for him at the printing shop took him to the Police 6th Department, responsible for counterterrorism and organized crime work.  There the 77-year-old poet was questioned for six hours, forced to write a…
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