NO ONE SHOULD DIE IN CLOSED INSTITUTIONS OF KYRGYZSTAN!Июн 15.2022
Impunity of law enforcement officers, officials, judges, lack of access to fair justice and investigation lead to new cases of extrajudicial executions in closed institutions of Kyrgyzstan. Statistics of the mortality of prisoners in the institutions of the State Penitentiary Service shows that people die in prisons, being deprived of their fundamental right to Life. The state, having condemned a person, deprives him of his freedom, however, it should guarantee his life and safety!
The tragic deaths of political analyst Marat Kazakbaev and human rights activist Azimzhan Askarov without access to timely, high-quality medical care are facts of extrajudicial execution that have become known to the public.
The Human Rights Movement "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan" appeals to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. S. Japarov and the Ombudsman of the Kyrgyz Republic, Ms. A.B. Abdrakhmatova regarding the need for urgent, comprehensive investigations into the deaths of citizens under investigation and serving sentences in closed institutions of Kyrgyzstan.
The HRM "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan" has been fighting for the right to life in prisons of the KR since its foundation. Since 2005 it has been monitoring closed institutions, documenting facts of human rights violations during riots in 2005, 2007.
Since 2010, we have been fighting for the release and protection of the rights of human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Azimzhan Askarov. For 11 years, human rights defenders and lawyers have participated in more than 49 trials in his case. Unfortunately, on 25 July 2020 Azimzhan Askarov died in colony No. 47, without access to timely, high-quality medical care, he did not live to see justice and freedom. Since the death of human rights defender Azimzhan Askarov, we have been fighting for an independent investigation into the death of the human rights defender and bringing to justice those responsible for his death.
Today, thousands of other victims remain in prisons, unjustly convicted, sick, slowly dying, without any hope to be released. Therefore:
- The Nelson Mandela Rules that guarantee proper standards for the observance of prisoners' rights should be followed in Kyrgyzstan!
- It is necessary to apply alternative sentencing to the sick, elderly and vulnerable persons in closed institutions of the KR!
- Independent investigations of all deaths in prisons are necessary!
- Impunity of officials who violate the laws of Kyrgyzstan is unacceptable!!!
NO ONE SHOULD DIE IN CLOSED INSTITUTIONS!
IMPUNITY IS RUINING KYRGYZSTAN!
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