On 25 September 2021, woman human rights defender Valentina Chupik was barred from returning to Russia, where she has resided with refugee status since 2006. Upon her arrival from Yerevan, Armenia, the Russian border patrol officers informed Valentina Chupik that she had violated border crossing regulations and informed her that Russian authorities had denied her refugee status which came into effect immediately.
On 21 February 2023, woman human rights defender Klara Sooronkulova was admitted to hospital in Bishkek. She was transferred there from the pre-trial detention center #1 of the city of Bishkek. Reportedly, the woman human rights defender requires surgery. Klara Sooronkulova is being accused of conspiring to organise mass riots, a criminal offence as enumerated by Article 36-278 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan for opposing the transfer of the Kempir-Abad water reserve from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan.
On 13 April 2020, The Agency of Information and Mass Communications under the Administration of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan revoked the notice issued to Nemolchi.uz, which stated that some materials published on its website contradicted Uzbek law. The Agency wrote: “Given the relevance and social significance of the problems of domestic violence and violations of women's rights raised by ‘Nemolchi.uz’, the Agency intends to withdraw the previously sent notice, as well as revise the criteria for analysing the content of publications on these issues in the media.’’