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Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity
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Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity

Kyrgyzstan’s Supreme Court has reportedly ruled that the immunity enjoyed by former presidents is unconstitutional. According to RFE/RL, on October 3 the court’s Constitutional Chamber ordered the government to pursue amendments to the legislation that outlines presidential activities, responsibilities and to-date has included immunity from prosecution.

Combatting Extremism in Kyrgyzstan: Everyone's At Risk
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Combatting Extremism in Kyrgyzstan: Everyone's At Risk

Concerns are rising over Kyrgyzstan’s heavy-handed approach to prosecuting individuals over the possession of supposedly extremist material. A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims that such criminal cases often serves as part of a more general policy of repression under the guise of combatting Islamist extremism.