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Kyrgyzstan Drops Charges against Human Rights Organization


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In response to a prosecutor’s decision to close the criminal case against a leading human rights organization in Kyrgyzstan, Freedom House issued the following statement:
“We are pleased that the prosecutor rejected the charges of inciting inter-ethnic hatred against the staff of Human Rights Advocacy Center,” said Robert Herman, Vice President for Regional Programs. “The allegations were baseless, and the prosecutor’s decision represents a triumph for the rule of law. The prosecutor’s willingness to reject this politically motivated case shows there is hope that Kyrgyzstan can create and maintain a truly independent judiciary.”

Kyrgyzstan is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2014, Not Free in Freedom of the Press 2014,  and received a democracy score of 5.89, on a scale of 1-7 with 7 being the worst possible score, in Nations in Transit 2014


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