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Abdumomun Mamaraimov

Abdumomun Mamaraimov

HRD, Editor-in-Chief
Voice of Freedom

Abdumomun Mamaraimov is a human rights journalist and Editor-in-Chief of the human rights focused news portal Voice of Freedom ( Founded in 2006, Voice of Freedom actively covers human rights violations in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia and works to maintain a network of human rights journalists in Central Asia. The organisation aims to increase coverage of human rights in the region through sharing best practices for human rights reporting with journalists. It also produces short documentaries about human rights issues, as well as booklets providing tips for journalists with best human rights reporting practices. Today, organisation’s main focus is prevention of violence and torture.

Abdumomun Mamaraimov is also a Board member of the Pubic Foundation “Voice of Freedom”, which conducts monitoring of places of detention, provides victims with legal aid, medical, psychological and social help.


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.