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A Domestic Violence Case Goes to Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Court

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Click to expand Image Cartoon about Domestic Violence by Tatiana Zelenskaya. © Open Line NGO Gulzhan Pasanova could spend 10 years in prison because in defending herself from her abusive husband, he died. On October 22, the Supreme Court of Kyrgyzstan will consider her case on appeal. In November 2019, Pasanova’s husband, accusing her of having an affair, threatened her with a knife. Gulzhan hit her husband with a metal pole in self defense. She called for help for her husband, but he died at the hospital. It wasn’t the first time Pasanova’s husband attacked her. A forensic medical examination…

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