Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights


Kyrgyzskii komitet po pravam cheloveka
Ivanitsina St., 123 , Apt 87
Bishkek 720011, Kyrgyzstan
Phone: 996-(3)312- 58-46-07
Tel/Fax: 996-(3)312- 66-25-15
Fax: 996-(3)312- 66-02-11
Contact: Ramazan Dyryldaev

The Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights acts as an umbrella organization for various groups concerned with human rights protection in Kyrgyzstan. The committee was established in 1996 and currently has a membership of over 1,000.

This organization is active in many spheres of human rights protection. Committee members defended journalists from the newspapers Res Publica, Svobodnye Gori, and Kriminal when they were accused of slandering the government, and sought legal aid for imprisoned political activists from the ERK opposition party. Additionally, the group has helped several independent newspapers to register with government agencies as official publications. The Committee for Human Rights is dedicated to protecting national minorities in Kyrgyzstan and has worked to help Tadjik refugees, educating them on their legal rights and helping them apply for refugee status.

A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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