Kyrgyzstan Country Visit

Kyrgyzstan Country Visit

  The Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez visited the Kyrgyz Republic between 5 – 13 December 2011, at the invitation of the government. During the visit, the SRT toured detention facilities and met with government officials, civil society representatives, and victims. His findings and recommendations were published in the Country Visit Report onContinue Reading

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United Nations – Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović Visits Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

United Nations – Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović Visits Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

May 23, 2013 – On May 22, 2013, the Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović voiced appreciation to the Tajik government for its cooperation during the SRT’s 2012 visit. He also recognized the urgency in implementing national legislation that meets international human rights standards and discussed the importance of non-refoulement.

Freedom House-Freedom House Combats Torture in Kyrgyzstan

Freedom House-Freedom House Combats Torture in Kyrgyzstan

January 10, 2013 – Freedom House made a lot of efforts to combat torture since 2002, when the Kirgyzstani authorities denied the existence of torture cases and pointed human rights organizations acts as simple manipulation to get grants. However, one year later, after those accusations, the Ministry of Interior said that the conditions of detention in Kyrgyzstan constitute torture by themselves. The Kyrgyzstani government took different measures and also different non-profit organizations started investigations about the conditions of prisoners and the torture cases. Nevertheless, nine years after, the Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez, noted the torture practices in Kyrgyzstan were still happening and urged international aid to combat torture, because of the levels of violations of human rights. The creation of the National Center for Prevention of Torture and the Memorandum of Understanding from 2012 2012 mark a milestone in Kyrgyzstan‚ efforts to prevent torture.

Kyrgyzstan News Agency-None of Criminals, Working in Law Enforcement Agencies, Punished for Torture-Stuart Kahn

Kyrgyzstan News Agency-None of Criminals, Working in Law Enforcement Agencies, Punished for Torture-Stuart Kahn

December 17, 2012 – Stuart Kahn representative of Freedom House in Kyrgyzstan mentioned the Special Rapporteur’s confirmation of widespread of torture in Kyrgyzstan and highlighted that criminals that work in law enforcement agencies are not punish for commit torture.