Kyrgyzstan: UN rights experts urge Parliament to withdraw anti-gay bill

A group of United Nations human rights experts have urged the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan to reject a bill that would introduce criminal and administrative sanctions for acts aimed at forming “a positive attitude towards non-traditional sexual orientation,” warning that the proposed law would go against the country’s human rights obligations and commitments. 

“Instead of adopting legislation which de facto condemns lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities to silence, the authorities should be fighting against all forms of violence and discrimination in Kyrgyzstan,” the experts said. Read More