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HEARING: HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY IN KYRGYZSTAN

December 12, 2001 - 334 Cannon House Office Building

Official Transcript:



Witnesses:

Name Title Affiliation
Prepared Statement by the Honorable Ben Nighthorse Campbell Chairman The Helsinki Commission
The Honorable Christopher H. Smith Co-Chairman The Helsinki Commission
Prepared Statement by the Honorable Steny H. Hoyer Ranking Member The Helsinki Commission
The Honorable Joseph R. Pitts Commissioner The Helsinki Commission
Lynn Pascoe Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs U.S. Department of State
His Excellency Baktibek Abdrisaev Kyrgyzstan Ambassador to the United States The Republic of Kyrgyzstan
Dr. Martha Olcott Senior Associate Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Natalya Oblova Director Bureau for Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Countries

Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan

Issues

Combating Corruption
Elections
Freedom of Speech and Expression
Freedom of the Media
Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion or Belief
Military Aspects of Security
OSCE Institutions/Structures/Meetings
Rule of Law/Independence of Judiciary


   
 

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