Turkmen central bankers jailed


On Friday, news broke of the latest scandal in the torrid history of Turkmenistan's central bank.

Newswire Reuters reported that three central bank officials had been jailed after being convicted of corruption in an open trial.

President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov said the trial was a bid to stem graft in the country.

Turkmenistan has a reputation for sacking top officials in disgrace. Djumannyaz Annaorazov, the former governor of the central bank, was fired in 2006 and told to go and be a

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