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Kyrgyzstan: Prosecutors Seek 20 Years for Peaceful Critics

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Demonstrators protest against a controversial border demarcation deal and demand to free detained opposition politicians and activists, in Bishkek on October 24, 2022 © 2022 VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP via Getty Images (Almaty, June 12, 2024) – The Kyrgyzstan prosecutors’ request for 20-year sentences for a group of government critics in the so-called Kempir-Abad case compounds an already shocking miscarriage of justice, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, International Partnership for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, People in Need, Civil Rights Defenders, Helsinki Foundation…

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