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9 criminal cases on torture instituted in Kyrgyzstan in 2016

In 2016, the National Center for the Prevention of Torture received 132 reports of torture, on which the prosecutors opened 9 criminal cases.

The Center as an independent state body was established in 2012. Its active work began in 2014.

The work of the center is carried out in form of sudden visits to correctional facilities and places of detention of detainees without prior notification of the administration.

The Center also makes recommendations to the relevant authorities to improve the conditions of detention and treatment of persons deprived of or limited in freedom.

In 2016, the Center paid more than 1,000 visits.