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News Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan convicts hundreds for possession of 'extremist' material

News source: https://ifex.org/kyrgyzstan/2018/09/18/convictions-extremist-material/
Publicated on: onday 17 September 2018

This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 17 September 2018. Kyrgyzstan is convicting hundreds of people for possessing videos, pamphlets, and books that it has banned using a dangerously ...

News Kyrgyzstan: BSC opens school in Kyrgyzstan capital

News source: https://thepienews.com/news/elt/british-study-centres-opens-school-in-kyrgyzstan/
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

British Study Centres has opened a school in Kyrgyzstan in a step towards satisfying the demand for high-quality English Language Training in the capital Bishkek. BSC Kyrgyzstan was established in the ...

News Kyrgyzstan: In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam

News source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/09/in-kyrgyzstan-babanov-cases-losing-steam/
Publicated on: Friday 21 September 2018

At least one of the two criminal cases levied against former presidential contender Omurbek Babanov have been dropped, according to local media. Babanov, who served as prime minister from December ...

News Kyrgyzstan: Fear and loathing in Kyrgyzstan: how the LGBTQI community is fighting back against rising discrimination

News source: https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/juliet-jacques/fear-and-loathing-in-kyrgyzstan
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

LGBTQI people remain easy targets in Kyrgyzstan, with nowhere to turn for recourse. But activists are fighting back. International concern grew after the bill passed its first reading by 79 votes to s...

News Kyrgyzstan: Rights group urges Kyrgyzstan to end 'abusive crackdown' on extremism

News source: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/rights-group-urges-kyrgyzstan-end-abusive-crackdown-extremism-134333948.html
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan has convicted hundreds of people for extremism by using an excessively broad definition of the crime, Human Rights Watch said and it urged the largely Muslim Central Asi...

News Kyrgyzstan: Double discrimination: why Uzbek women in Kyrgyzstan are a minority within a minority

News source: https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/zhyldyz-frank/double-discrimination-in-kyrgyzstan
Publicated on: Sunday 16 September 2018

In the aftermath of Kyrgyzstan's 2010 revolution, the country's Uzbek minority population has seen their position worsen — and Uzbek women have been marginalised most of all. This trend also affected ...

News Kyrgyzstan: Impact banking: Microfinance comes of age in Kyrgyzstan

News source: https://www.euromoney.com/article/b1b0967crmxs3m/impact-banking-microfinance-comes-of-age-in-kyrgyzstan
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

Over 20 years after microfinance first arrived in Kyrgyzstan, the largest players are transforming into banks to lower funding costs and increase financial inclusion. Can they convince the country’s f...

News Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan's Problematic Extremist Materials Law

News source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/09/kyrgyzstans-problematic-extremist-materials-law/
Publicated on: hursday 20 September 2018

Article 299-2 of Kyrgyzstan’s criminal code is the most common charge against terrorism and extremism suspects in the country. The article, which criminalizes possession of extremist material ...

News Kyrgyzstan: Culture of violating women's rights in Kyrgyzstan, says UN

News source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1809/S00097/culture-of-violating-womens-rights-in-kyrgyzstan-says-un.htm
Publicated on: uesday 18 September 2018

Women in Kyrgyzstan suffer grave and systematic violations of their human rights due to a culture of abduction, rape and forced marriage, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against ...

News Kyrgyzstan: Human Rights Watch condemns human rights violations in Kyrgyzstan in countering extremism

News source: https://akipress.com/news:611122/
Publicated on: onday 17 September 2018

AKIPRESS.COM - Kyrgyzstan is convicting hundreds of people for possessing videos, pamphlets, and books that it has banned using a dangerously overbroad definition of extremism, Human Rights Watch said ...

News Kyrgyzstan: Rights Monitor Slams Kyrgyzstan For 'Dangerously Overbroad' Crackdown On Extremism

News source: https://www.rferl.org/a/right-kyrgyzstan-extremism/29495528.html
Publicated on: uesday 18 September 2018

The government of Kyrgyzstan is using a "dangerously overbroad" interpretation of extremism to convict hundreds of people and sentence them to long prison terms, a leading human rights monitor said. I...

News Kyrgyzstan: Possession of Extremist Material in Kyrgyzstan

News source: http://polity.org.za/article/possession-of-extremist-material-in-kyrgyzstan-2018-09-20
Publicated on: Wednesday 19 September 2018

In 2017, “Sukhrob” was convicted of possessing extremist material in Kyrgyzstan after counterterrorism police raided his home and claimed they found a magazine and three other pages of writing from a ...