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The history of torture in Kyrgyzstan: “Used combat sambo techniques to protect oneself”

According to the Coalition against Torture, in Kyrgyzstan torture is used systematically and remains a common practice in prisons, boarding schools and senior centres. In Kyrgyzstan, local judges have considered 44 criminal cases upon statements of torture. (more…)

Kazakhstan: 88 Convictions for Slander Against Journalists in 10 Years

Zulfiya Raissova 09.07.20

The Penal Code of Kazakhstan no longer punishes defamation – Article 130 was transferred to the Code of Administrative Offenses. Yet, according to the experts, it should have been transferred to the Civil Code, and the Law “On Mass Media” should be completely reformed. (more…)

Test: How to Get Alimony for a Child in Kyrgyzstan?

Inna Aksenova 07.07.20

There are nearly four thousand alimony non-payers with debts ranging from 260 to 20 thousand dollars in Kyrgyzstan. Take a test prepared by CABAR.asia and try to win justice and alimony payments from a second parent of your child. 
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Self-Defence or Prison: How Victims of Violence in Kazakhstan Go to Jail?

Asel Sultan 28.10.19

According to experts, there is a trend in Kazakhstan when courts hand out softer punishments to abusers, while cases of the victims of violence who injured the abuser while self-defending are registered as murder by default.

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Towards “New Life” with Old Templates: Three Pastors of Protestant Church Convicted in Kazakhstan

Andrey Grishin 07.08.19

In Kazakhstan, the state “defeated” a large protestant church “New Life”. Three pastors were found guilty on a series of charges based on the collection of alms.
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