It isn’t so much the legislation as the way it is interpreted that favours offenders. www.iwpr.net By Aytunuk Nurdinova
As sexual violence against children gains more publicity in Kyrgyzstan, campaigners note that suspects are currently able to negotiate settlements out of court that should not apply to such cases. For more on the story told in this audio piece, see Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse in Kyrgyzstan.
This audio programme went out in Russian and Kyrgyz on national radio stations in Kyrgyzstan. It was produced under two IWPR projects, Investigative Journalism to Promote Democratic Reform, funded by the European Union; and Strengthening Capacities, Bridging Divides in Central Asia, funded by the Foreign Ministry of Norway. The contents of this article are the sole responsibility of IWPR and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the EU or the Norwegian government.