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Bazar-Korgon authorities refuse to register land bought by Azimzhan Askarov

Head of the human rights movement Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan, Tolekan Ismailova, posted on her Facebook page that the authorities of Bazar-Korgon refused to register the land bought by Azimzhan Askarov back in 2010.

According to the human rights activist, the office of «Vozdukh» (Air) organization, which was headed by Azimzhan Askarov, was burned down in June 2010. But the land plot, on which it was built, was bought by Askarov. After his death, the land was to be transferred to Khadicha Askarova. However, the municipal administration of Bazar-Korgon does not want to draw up documents.

Lawyers believe that this is illegal and similar to raider seizure. They are preparing a statement to the prosecutor’s office.

The UN Human Rights Committee ruled that the human rights defender Azimzhan Askarov was subjected to torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. The Committee obliged the state party to take the necessary measures for his immediate release, cancellation of his criminal record, including full compensation for damage. The human rights activist filed a lawsuit in court, where he asked to indicate the measures taken on this decision.

In June, the Administrative Court terminated the proceedings on Azimzhan Askarov’s claim, justifying it by the fact that the dispute in this case did not arise from administrative-legal (public-law) relations between the government and the plaintiff.

Azimzhan Askarov died in hospital of the prison colony No. 47 on July 25, 2020. According to the conclusion of the medical examination, the death was caused by acute respiratory failure.