Kyrgyzstan

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Overview

Prisoner of conscience Azimjan Askarov remained in prison, despite a recommendation by the UN Human Rights Committee that he be immediately released. A “foreign agents” law that would have negatively affected NGOs was rejected, but a draft law on propaganda of “non-traditional sexual relations” remained under discussion. Constitutional amendments threatened human rights protection. Perpetrators of torture and of violence against women enjoyed impunity, and police carried out discriminatory raids against sex workers. The authorities continued to make no genuine effort to effectively investigate the June 2010 violence in Osh and Jalal-Abad.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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