Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan last reported hate crime data to ODIHR for 2013. Kyrgyzstan’s Criminal Code contains a specific penalty-enhancement provision and a substantive offence. Information reported to ODIHR consists of hate speech offences. Data are collected by the Ministry of Interior. Data are not made publicly available.

SELECT YEAR

Official country information

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2015 Not available Not available Not available
2014 Not available Not available Not available
2013 0 Not available Not available
2012 46 Not available Not available
2011 Not available Not available Not available

Civil society information

Overview of incidents reported by civil society

Bias Motivation Attacks Against People Attacks Against Property
Violent Attacks Threats
Racism and xenophobia010
Bias against Christians and members of other religions100
Bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity1112
Total1222
Grand Total16

Reports

Racism and xenophobia

  • The Shah Ayim Network reported an incident in which an Uzbek female sex worker was blackmailed and threatened.
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Bias against Christians and members of other religions

  • Jehovah's Witnesses – Kyrgyzstan reported one incident of physical assault committed by a group during a raid on a religious assembly, causing serious injuries.
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Bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity

  • Kyrgyz Indigo reported seven incidents of physical assault, six of which were carried out by groups, including one incident that targeted a transgender girl and one that resulted in serious injuries; one arson attacks and one threat. Kyrgyz Indigo, Transgender Europe, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Human Rights First reported an additional arson attack. ILGA-Europe and The Grace reported an additional physical assault on a transgender woman. Transgender Europe also reported three additional physical assaults, including one sexual assault, and one incident of threats.
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IGO information

Bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity

  • Following its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the Kyrgyz authorities expressed support for the recommendation to undertake necessary measures to prevent violence against LGBT people. The Kyrgyz authorities made the commitment to examine and respond to the recommendation to take additional steps to counter violence against LGBT people.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Kyrgyzstan has not periodically reported reliable information and statistics on hate crimes to ODIHR.