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13 May, 2020 / kyrgyzstan
THE SUPREME COURT OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC EXAMINED THE CASSATION APPEAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST AZIMZHAN ASKAROV

THE SUPREME COURT OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC EXAMINED THE CASSATION APPEAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST AZIMZHAN ASKAROV

Prior to the trial, the defense side was subjected to pressure and threats of aggressive groups both outside the building of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic and in the courtroom. They insulted and threatened the lawyers, the wife of Askarov, Khadicha Askarova, and employees of Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan, using hate speech and discrimination.
17 April, 2020 / kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz Doctor Begs For Forgiveness After Criticizing Poor Equipment

Kyrgyz Doctor Begs For Forgiveness After Criticizing Poor Equipment

A doctor in Kyrgyzstan was apparently forced to make a video retracting his earlier criticism of the protective equipment he was given. His about-face has sparked a wave of outrage.
03 March, 2020 / kyrgyzstan
Tenants of Caravan shopping center hold rally in Bishkek

Tenants of Caravan shopping center hold rally in Bishkek

Tenants of Caravan shopping center hold a rally in Bishkek. Protesters addressed the President Sooronbai Jeenbekov. They ask the head of state to protect them and not to deprive them of their jobs.
18 December, 2019 / kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan: Path towards peace and prosperity is best assured by respecting rights of minorities, UN expert says

Despite some progress, Kyrgyzstan needs further measures to guarantee the human rights of minorities, strengthen its democratic institutions and ensure a more inclusive society, if it is to deliver peace and prosperity, said a UN human rights expert on minorities after visiting the country.
25 November, 2019 / kyrgyzstan
We stand for decent work without violence, discrimination and harassment!

We stand for decent work without violence, discrimination and harassment!

This year, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, celebrated on 25 November, and 16 days of activism within the framework of the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign are dedicated to strategies of ending violence against women and girls.
05 July, 2019 / kyrgyzstan
Joint letter to the EU about the situation of detained human rights defender Azimjon Askarov in Kyrgyzstan

Joint letter to the EU about the situation of detained human rights defender Azimjon Askarov in Kyrgyzstan

Dear Madam and Sirs,
We, the undersigned international human rights organizations, write to you to express our utmost and urgent concern about the ongoing wrongful imprisonment of Azimjon Askarov and the deterioration of his health, and to urge you to advocate with the Kyrgyz government for his immediate release, and his transfer to a safe third country for medical treatment.
30 April, 2019 / kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz unions oppose anti-union law

Kyrgyz unions oppose anti-union law

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Kyrgyzstan are demanding the  withdrawal of a draft law on trade unions, which significantly undermines independent trade unions.
06 December, 2018 / kyrgyzstan
Concluding Statement  of the Laboratory on Labour Rights in Central Asia  within the framework of the XII International Festival of Human Rights Documentary Films.

Concluding Statement of the Laboratory on Labour Rights in Central Asia within the framework of the XII International Festival of Human Rights Documentary Films.

The Laboratory on Labour Rights, organised by the International Labour Rights Monitoring Mission in Central Asia as part of the Bir Duino International Festival of Human Rights Documentary Films, with participation of representatives of independent trade union and human rights organisations from Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Norway, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and the USA
23 October, 2018 / kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan: The Supreme Court overturns the decision of the lower court designating Reports of FIDH Member Organisations as “Extremist”

Kyrgyzstan: The Supreme Court overturns the decision of the lower court designating Reports of FIDH Member Organisations as “Extremist”

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan granted the petition of FIDH member organization Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan challenging the lower court’s designation of reports by Bir Duino and Anti-Discrimination Centre (ADC) “Memorial” as “extremist” and banning the activities of ADC “Memorial”. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT) welcomes the decision, but calls on the judicial authorities to stop any judicial harassment against the two NGOs or censure of their reports upon reconsideration
16 October, 2018 / kyrgyzstan

Review of the KR legislation on creation of a list of extremist materials

In March this year, during the review of the official website of the KR Ministry of Justice, a list of extremist materials was found in the Activities section. Upon careful examination, it was revealed that in the document entitled "List of legal entities and Internet sites banned on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic" item No. 26 in the column "Name of legal entity (organization)" contained the following: Report of ADC Memorial submitted by the Human Rights Movement: Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan and the human rights organization Freedom House entitled: "A Chronicle of Violence: the Events in the South of Kyrgyzstan in June 2010 (Osh region)", and in the column "Grounds for including a legal entity in the List": "Decision of Oktyabrskiy District Court of Bishkek as of 05.01.17", and in the final column "Category of legal entity (organization)" it is indicated: "Extremist".