lundi 30 janvier 2012

Kyrgyzstan: Start the year 2012 the mouth shut.

"If you are for the people, sew your mouth! If you are the future, sew your mouth! "

         There are many ways to express his displeasure. But the one adopted by prisoners Kirghiz is so original that it defies logic.
         Indeed, 640 of the 15,000 inmates incarcerated in 13 prisons across the country have challenged the administration to protest against their poor conditions of detention.
         They unanimously decided to sew the mouth with cotton yarn, synthetic or wire. Most affected is the detention center No. 1 in Bishkek, the capital of the country where 385 people have sewn their lips.
         Involved "the lack of food, overcrowding, lack of drugs and the fact that packages never come close to the destination,"
said the Ombudsman of the Kyrgyz Republic, Toursounbek Akoun.
         "They complain of being mistreated by prison guards, violations of their rights and demand better material conditions,"
said the mediator during a press conference in Bishkek.
         Azattyk require inmates to their cells as well as remain open so they can move freely in their prison.

Behind this move lies organized crime.

         The Kyrgyz authorities for their part said that the prisoner revolt was orchestrated by organized crime after the launch of "Operation Clean Hands"
in prisons in Kyrgyzstan Jan. 16, 2012, following the murder of a leader Mafia.
         "Those who make the hunger strike are unhappy because the government does not respond to their action they called-If you are for the people, sew your mouth! If you are the future, sew yourself mouth "
- said a spokesman for the Kyrgyz prison service (GSIN).
         They managed to raise their families, which manifest in different cities to support them.
         For the authorities, the detainees "have the right to be on hunger strike, no one force-feed"
joked the spokesman of the State Committee for monitoring the enforcement of sentences.
         "But the initiators of this movement are in fact the leaders of the criminal world",
he add.
         The real culprits are criminals who require to move freely within the prison to rescue the other prisoners, the money sent by their families.
Make war on crime, or rather the misery?

         "The authorities, the head of GSIN Cheïchenbek Baïzakov, decided to make war with the criminal world and restore order in prisons. The criminal world because it is resistant to its privileges,"
said the analyst Kyrgyz Abdygoul Tchotbaïev.
         For his part, the activist human rights Tolekan Ismailova stresses that detention conditions are very difficult for most prisoners, which she says feeds the current revolt.
         "The hunger strikers denounce inhumane conditions: no drugs, no decent food, no sheets, no soap. They are not treated as in prisons, there is no enough doctors, "
she insists.
         On January 28, 2012, prisoners were disjointed mouth without being sure of being right. They must now deal with the injuries they have inflicted on themselves.
         Since 2005, the prisons of the former Soviet republic is regularly the scene of riots, hunger strikes and acts of self-harm.
Kyrgyzstan is the second Central Asian countries in terms of poverty. Over 13% of the population lives below the poverty line set at one dollar a day.

         It is populated with 5,587,443 in 2011 with three quarters living in poverty, is independent of the Soviet Union since August 31, 1991 is run from 1 December 2011 by Amalzbek Sharshenovich Atambayev (born 1956) was Prime Minister from 2010.
         Of the Tulip Revolution in 2005 to 2010, the country has been subjected to the dictatorship of Kurmanbek Bakiev Saliyevich (former prime minister from 2000 to 2005) that was ousted in a bloody revolt.

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