In Kyrgyzstan, Reporting on Corruption Leads to Attacks and Threats Against Media and Lawyers

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan should immediately cease the harassment of, and investigate threats and attacks against local journalists, lawyers, and activists whose reporting and statements exposed high level government corruption and called for the probe of money laundering allegations.

Civil Rights Defenders, along with the Committee to Protect Journalists, International Partnership for Human Rights, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, urge Kyrgyz authorities to take all steps provided under the national law to guarantee protection to journalists, lawyers, and activists.

Read the full statement here.