Police Targeting and Torturing Gay Men in Kyrgyzstan: VIDEO

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Human Rights Watch has published a disgusting and devastating report about police extortion and torture of gay men in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan is a parliamentary republic located in central Asia, vordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikstan to the southwest and China to the east.

Watch a video in which some of the gay men targeted by police tell what happened to them, AFTER THE JUMP...

Writes HRW:

Kyrgyzstan The report is based on detailed interviews with 40 gay and bisexual men in four regions of Kyrgyzstan. The government should condemn and thoroughly investigate reports of abuse and establish a confidential complaint mechanism for all cases of abuse by police officers...

...Kyrgyzstan police target gay and bisexual men in parks, gay clubs, hotel rooms, and on dating websites. Human Rights Watch documented cases of severe physical violence against gay and bisexual men including punching, kicking, and beating with gun butts, batons, empty beer bottles, or other objects. Several gay men also reported sexual violence by police officers including rape, group rape, and attempts to put a stick, a hammer, or an electric shock device in the person’s anus, as well as gratuitous touching during a search, or being forced to undress in front of police.

Police use the cell phones of the men they have targeted to locate other victims.

You can download the 65-page report here.

Watch a video in which some of the gay men targeted by police tell what happened to them, AFTER THE JUMP...