Following the events that struck Kyrgyzstan in April and June 2010, FIDH mandated an international fact-finding mission which held numerous interviews in Bishkek and Osh between 20 and 28 June 2010 and held discussions with NGO representatives, political parties, the provisional government and local authorities. The mission was composed of Messrs. Ales Bialiatski, FIDH Vice President and President of Viasna Human Rights Centre (Belarus), Kirill Koroteev, lawyer, adviser to the Memorial Human Rights Centre (Russia) and European Human Rights Advocacy Centre and Johan Bihr, researcher specialised in Central Asia (France).
The FIDH mission noted that the interim government was too weak to cope with the prevailing instability, especially in the south of the country where impunity reigns and crimes are still being committed. The fight against impunity, both for what happened in April 2010 and in June 2010, remains unsubstantial. The FIDH mission met with many members of the Uzbek minority group and gathered much evidence about their extreme vulnerability and the lack of protection and assistance. Furthermore, the pressure exercised on the human rights activists and the independent journalists is becoming systematic.
Please find the preliminary conclusions of the FIDH fact-finding mission below :