Turkmen Students Ambushed After Exams To Fill Ranks Of Army Conscripts

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'Dozens of graduating students who came to school for their final exams this week in Turkmenistan have been hauled off by military recruiters hunting for mandatory conscripts, according to parents and eyewitnesses.

One witness described several plainclothes officers waiting at the gates of School N15 in the capital for departing students.

"The exam started at 8:30 in the morning. At around 10 a.m., four policemen and an officer from the military enlistment office arrived in the school," he told RFE/RL. "They weren't in uniforms, probably because they didn't want to scare away the students."'

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