Power as a cause of suffering. The prevalence of torture in the experience of human rights defenders in Central Asia.

Power as a cause of suffering. The prevalence of torture in the experience of human rights defenders in Central Asia.

The experiences of human rights defenders from the post-Soviet republics of Central Asia are striking for the prevalence of torture by police and security forces, as well as the high level of public acceptance of these practices. The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights supports a regional coalition of non-governmental organizations fighting the culture of impunity for government officials. We invite you to an interview in reference to the film by Magnus Gertten "Only the Devil Lives Without Hope."

11.12 18:00
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Participatns:

  • Jamshed Yorov - refugee from Tajikistan living in Poland, president of the Buzurgmehr Yorov Foundation, human rights defender 
  • Lenur Kerymov - lawyer, member of the Board of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, head of the Foundation's international programs 

The meeting was moderated by Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska - a journalist writing about the post-Soviet space for Al Jazeera English and Eurasianet, among others. She lives in Uzbekistan. 

Conversation in Russian with translation into Polish.

The recording of the meeting is available on WATCH DOCS Facebook page.