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Coalition Against Torture

Coalition Against Torture


Coalition against Torture is a union of 17 non-governmental organisations as well as independent civil society activists working to prevent and combat torture and ill-treatment in Kyrgyzstan. The Coalition monitors detention facilities, provides legal aid for the victims of torture and ill-treatment, and assists in their rehabilitation.


Human rights defenders (HRDs) in Kyrgyzstan are subjected to smear campaigns, attacks, intimidation, and harassment. Although there are no laws in place which directly target the work of HRDs, the legal system still does not offer protection for HRDs due to consistent corruption at all levels of government, the continuous practice of ill-treatment and torture with impunity, and the lack of independence of monitoring and oversight bodies.