Kyrgyzstan: Reject repressive Russian-style draft law on non-profit organisations

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Kyrgyzstan Parliament / Handout / ANADOLU AGENCY / Anadolu Agency via AFP

12 June 2023. Kyrgyzstan’s parliament is currently considering a set of amendments to existing legislation regulating non-commercial organisations. If adopted, the draft law, which strongly resembles Russia’s “foreign agents” legislation, would enable the authorities to arbitrarily discredit and obstruct the work of foreign-funded civil society organisations. FIDH and the undersigned human rights groups, call on the members of parliament in Kyrgyzstan to reject the dangerous and ill-conceived draft law.

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