Report on torture at temporary detention centres and pre-trial detention centres presented to Parliament of Kyrgyzstan

It was noted that the use of torture and physical violence against persons held in temporary detention centres and pre-trial detention centres remains an acute problem.

On April 18, the Director of the National Centre for the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in Kyrgyzstan presented the annual report for 2022 at a meeting of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic, the press office of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan reported.

Director of the National Centre Bakyt Rysbekov noted that as of January 2023, an analysis of the implementation of the recommendations of the National Centre showed that 72% of these recommendations are being implemented, 3% of these recommendations were implemented in full and 5% of these recommendations were implemented partially. 20% of these recommendations remain unfulfilled.

He reported that over 5 years, the use of torture/physical violence or psychological pressure on detainees declined by 1.5 times — from 34,2% in 2018 to 20,6% in 2022. Rysbekov said the use of torture against persons held in temporary detention centres and pre-trial detention centres remains an acute problem.

A parliamentarian Nurbek Sydygaliev highlighted the need for re-socialisation of convicts and former prisoners to prevent a recurrence of crimes.

19 04 2023, 10:39
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