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[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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!!!





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Feedback from our focus groups



Experience should be attached to a law degree

Shakhboz Latipov, 24 y.o., young lawyer: “When I came to BDK for an internship, I had no experience in legal and human rights activities. Together with experienced senior colleagues, I began to attend trials, studied documents. Gradually my supervisor Khusanbai Saliev began to trust me the preparation of documents, carefully checked them and gave practical advice. Experience comes with time and cases you work on. Every day dozens of people who need help come to us, many of them are from socially vulnerable groups: the poor, large families, elderly citizens. A lawyer in a human rights organization sometimes acts as a psychologist, it is important for him to be able to maintain professionalism and show empathy. At the end of 2019, I successfully passed the exam to get the right to start working as attorney and now I work on cases as an attorney. I turn to my colleagues for help on complex issues, they always give me their advice. This is one of the strengths of the organization: there is support and understanding here.”



Organization unites regions

Feruza Amadalieva, social worker, leader, teacher: “TOT from BDK is a great opportunity to get acquainted with participants from different regions, we continue to communicate on social media and when we meet at events, as close friends, we have such warm relations! At the events, I improved my knowledge, systematized it, clarified how to apply it in practice. I really like the training modules and the way the system of training and practice is built: role-playing games, theory, discussions. Each person expresses himself/herself. I have become a leader for other vulnerable women, I try to help them and engage them in such events.” Feruza Amadalieva is a regular participant of many BDK events, she invites the BDK lawyers to provide legal advice to vulnerable women.



I became confident

In summer of 2019, Nuriza Talantbek kyzy took an active part in conducting regional screenings of documentaries, helped with organizational issues during the campaign dedicated to the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, participated in trips, and did the TOT on women's leadership. She used to be a migrant, worked for an NGO in Osh, and now works in Bishkek in the service industry. She calls her participation in the TOT “an invaluable experience”: “I first attended such an event, and received exactly the information that I needed, for which I am sincerely grateful to the facilitators. I experienced very difficult issues in my life, and thanks to that knowledge, I was able to overcome them, I persevered! After the TOT, I became more confident, began to better understand the essence of human rights, and learned to defend my interests.”



The defendant has passed away. The work on his rehabilitation continues.

The case of Shukurullo Kochkarov shows that work on complex cases continues for many years. After the torture he was subjected to in 2010, he became disabled. We managed to get acquittal on one of the charges; the work is ongoing on achieving his rehabilitation and recognition as a victim of torture in order for compensation to be paid. Trials continue without Shukurullo Kochkarov - he died on 2 August 2019. His interests are represented by his father, Saidaziz Kochkarov, who also has a visual disability. “For many years, we have been supported by the employees of BDK, they have been handling the case of my son, they brought him to court because he couldn’t walk on his own, they constantly help our family: my wife and I underwent rehabilitation, they have helped my son by providing him with medicines, they provide all kinds of help”.



Comprehensive support for victims of torture

Resident of the Kara-Suu district, Dilyor Jumabaev, has extensive experience in dealing with law enforcement agencies. In 2010, he was accused of possessing firearms, and thanks to the work of lawyers, he was acquitted. Two years later, his house was first searched in order to find materials of an extremist nature, but nothing was found. In 2014, he was accused of possessing extremist materials. In court, the prosecutor requested 15 years in prison; the court sentenced him to 6 years. A few years later he was released on parole. “I am grateful to the lawyers of BDK for their expert legal assistance. I participated in a rehabilitation program for victims of torture. When I encounter violations, I recommend contacting this organization.”


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