After two revolutions that ousted authoritarian presidents in 2005 and 2010, Kyrgyzstan adopted a parliamentary form of government. Governing coalitions have proven unstable, however, and corruption remains pervasive. In recent years, the ruling Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan (SDPK) has sought to consolidate power, using the justice system to suppress political opponents and civil society critics.
Freedom in the World — Kyrgyzstan Country Report
Kyrgyzstan is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
- 2019 Kyrgyzstan Country Report
- 2020 Country Report — Coming Soon!
Freedom on the Net— Kyrgyzstan Country Report
Kyrgyzstan is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
Kyrgyzstan: Continued Detention of Rights Defender Undermines International Commitments
May 19, 2020
United States: New Travel Bans Do Not Serve American Interests
February 2, 2020
Kyrgyzstan: Court Decisions Limit Press Freedom
December 19, 2017
Kyrgyzstan: Human rights defenders, independent media targeted in defamation case
May 1, 2017
Kyrgyzstan: Court Upholds Unjust Life Sentence for Human Rights Defender
January 23, 2017
Kyrgyzstan: Changes to Constitution Bolster Authoritarianism
December 11, 2016