The Human Rights Movement "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan" and the Ombudsman Institution of the Kyrgyz Republic conduct the international round table Respect for Human Rights While Countering Extremism

Ноя 15.2021

The Human Rights Movement "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan" and the Ombudsman Institution of the Kyrgyz Republic conduct the international round table Respect for Human Rights While Countering Extremism in the OSCE Region, which is going to be held in Park Hotel in Bishkek on 16-17 November, 2021, the event will start at 10:00 a.m.

At the round table, international experts, human rights defenders and representatives of state authorities of the KR will discuss the problems of the spread of extremism in the region, issues of respect for fundamental human rights and fair justice. The discussions will contribute to strengthening partnerships, cooperation between the state and civil sectors in the search for possible formats for promotion of human rights in the face of new threats to security and human rights.

This event complies with the message of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic S.N. Japarov to the participants of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly and the concerns voiced by him about the situation in Afghanistan and the security issues coming to the fore for Central Asia, his initiatives to create a Center in Bishkek to counter international organized crime[1].

The international round table:

  • has been initiated in partnership with members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (@Civic Solidarity Platform), @ARTICLE19 and the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis within the framework of the International Festival of Documentary Films on Human Rights "Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan-2021" devoted to Human Rights During the Period of Risks and Disasters,
  • is being held with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office within the framework of the project "Strengthening Civil Society Cooperation in the OSCE Region with Regards to Security, Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, and Gender Equality".


Simultaneous translation into Kyrgyz, Russian and English will be provided.

You can join the live stream conference in Zoom by following the link:

Meeting ID: 863 5527 0845
Passcode: 513901

Should you have any questions, please, feel free to contact Akylai Ergeshbaeva: +996 552075075, e-mail:,





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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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