Central Asia: Tightening the screws on government critics during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Central Asian authorities have used the Covid-19 pandemic as a pretext to suppress criticism of government policies and tighten the screws on independent media, civil society and social media users. A new briefing paper published by International Partnership for Human Rights, Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule Read more…

KYRGYZSTAN COUNTRY VISIT

The Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez visited the Kyrgyz Republic between 5 – 13 December 2011, at the invitation of the government. During the visit, the SRT toured detention facilities and met with government officials, civil society representatives, and victims. His findings and recommendations were published in the Read more…