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01/30/2014 10:41 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Kyrgyzstan: Police Reportedly Abuse, Extort Gay Men

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(Bishkek) – Police in Kyrgyzstan have extorted, threatened, arbitrarily detained, beaten, and sexually abused gay and bisexual men, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Although consensual sex between men was decriminalized in Kyrgyzstan in 1998, police target gay and bisexual men for violence and extortion, Human Rights Watch found.

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