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Statement By Members Of The Civic Solidarity Platform Regarding Denial Of Entry To Kyrgyzstan For Human Rights Center Memorial Staff
The “Human Rights Movement: Bir Duino – Kyrgyzstan” takes note that during 25 years of independence the civil rights guaranteed by the Constitution are being violated systematically.
Members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) and other human rights NGOs and defenders are seriously concerned about threats received by leading Kyrgyz human rights defenders Tolekan ISMAILOVA and Aziza ABDURASULOVA in relation to their participation in the 2016 OSCE Human Dimension Imp
Civic Solidarity Platform urges German Chancellor Angela Merkel to raise the issue of the case of human rights defender Azimzhan Askarov during her visit to Kyrgyzstan.
We, members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP), a network of human rights NGOs in Europe, North America and the former Soviet Union, call on the members of Kyrgyzstan’s parliament to reject the “foreign agents” bill, whose consideration by the full parliament is scheduled to begin thi
The EU leaders should prominently address human rights issues with Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev, who is in Brussels for meetings on 26-27 March, and insist that he use his powers to ensure compliance with the country’s international human rights obligations.
There is a trend of narrowing of political space NGOs in Kyrgyzstan, while civil society expresses concerns about adoption of certain amendments to the legislation related to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.
The well-known human rights activist Azimjan Askarov was sentenced to life imprisonment on false charges of inciting the murder of a policeman during the mass ethnic unrest in southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010. He is currently serving his sentence in prison in Bishkek.
Despite positive developments in terms of human rights and democracy in Kyrgyzstan, human rights violations in the south of the country undermine many positive initiatives.