Kyrgyzstan
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Reports of torture and other ill-treatment in police custody continued. The government failed to take adequate measures to protect health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Survivors of gender-based violence faced serious obstacles in accessing justice. Prisoner of conscience Azimjan Askarov died after contracting pneumonia in prison. Human rights defenders faced retaliation for their work. Proposed new legislation threatened to impose further restrictions on NGOs. Police dispersed a peaceful march to mark International Women’s Day.

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Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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