Dear Ombudsman of the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Mamytov T.B.Окт 08.2020
Assessing the alarming situation with public security in the Kyrgyz Republic, subsequent to the use of force against the protesters after large-scale protests due of unfair parliamentary elections, on the night of 04 to 5 October 2020, a young activist was killed, more than 600 wounded are in hospitals, there were attacks on private businesses as well as illegal appointments of officials, in violation the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic and international obligations of the Kyrgyz Republic.
We ask urgently to begin national consultations within the OSCE Human Dimension under the auspices of the OSCE Office in Bishkek. To organize all procedures of post-election transition together with the key Committees of the KR Parliament, invite all political parties, CSO, mass media and National Centre against torture within the framework of the constitutional field and international commitments as a member of the UN and OSCE, ensuring democracy and respect for human rights and freedoms in the KR.
Understanding the situation with vulnerable groups before the winter period and the danger of the second wave of pandemic in KR, we recommend, , to invite for discussion the issues of prevention of risks and disasters in the country before the winter cold, poverty and lack of access of citizens, especially in the regions to decent food and medical care of the UN agencies in KR, guided by Articles 16 and 17 of Sustainable Development Goals.
We also recommend to lead the calls of key UN leaders to reduce the number of prisoners in closed institutions of the Kyrgyz Republic to prevent pandemics in closed institutions, to prevent deaths of prisoners in closed institutions, as it happened with human rights defender Azymjan Askarov.
We are confident that in forming the new government in Kyrgyzstan all political forces of the country will be guided by the third basket of the OSCE Human Dimension, ensuring the universality of rights and freedoms of the country's citizens, also by Article 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals to ensure gender equality and gender equity for sustainable development and to reduce inequality of citizens in access to policies and resources, expanding the inclusive participation of women and youth in decision-making at all levels of government to prevent risks and disasters.
We express solidarity and support to the citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic and all democratic political forces that respect human dignity, rights and freedoms of citizens.
Heidi Meinzolt, Coordinator of the Working Group on Women and Gender Realities in the OSCE Region,
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (Germany)
Gulnara Shahinian member of the group, former UN Special Rapporteur on slavery Democracy Today Armenia