Central Asia: Violent Response to Protests Fuels Rights Violations
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Riot police block demonstrators during a protest in Almaty, Kazakhstan, January 5, 2022.
© 2022 AP Photo/Vladimir Tretyakov
(Berlin, January 12, 2023) – Authorities in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan used unjustified lethal force to respond to protests in 2022 and have utterly failed to ensure accountability for a multitude of human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2023. Hundreds of protesters were killed or suffered serious injuries in the violence.
Dozens of civilians also died during armed clashes in September at the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, where in October, the human rights situation took a notable turn for the worse after Kyrgyz authorities began a concerted …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch