Violence in Kyrgyzstan Targets Rights of LGBT Persons
May 19,Washington:Following the attack on an event commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Freedom House issued the following statement:
Mark P. Lagon, president of Freedom House,said:””Freedom House denounces all demonstrations of extremism against peaceful social events, and approaches the Kyrgyz powers to quickly and decently research this assault and convey the culprits to equity”.
He added “It is irritatingly unexpected that this assault focused on an occasion went for attracting thoughtfulness regarding roughness and victimization LGBTI individuals, and underscores the dire requirement for governments, common society, religious groups, and others to forcefully battle separation and foster resistance in Kyrgyzstan and somewhere else.”
Kyrgyzstan is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2015, Not Free in Freedom of the Press 2015, Partly Free inFreedom on the Net 2014, and receives a democracy score of 5.89 on a sale of 1 to 7, with 7 as the worst possible score, inNations in Transit 2014.
The Oslo Times