At this difficult time, health workers in Kyrgyzstan have played an extraordinary role in the response to the pandemic. They have put their health and well-being at risk, often in very difficult circumstances, to ensure that people are able to access the best possible treatment available. However, in researching this briefing Amnesty International has found that Kyrgyzstan has failed to protect the human rights of health workers. The government of Kyrgyzstan has faced unprecedented challenges in dealing with the epidemic, however, this does not absolve it of its international human rights obligations.
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