Drop Lawsuit Against Defenders of Human Rights

Target: Nurlan Tursunkulov, Prosecutor-General of Kyrgyzstan

Goal: Drop unjustified lawsuit against defender of human rights.

Human rights, and the men and women who defend them, are under attack in Kyrgyzstan. Prominent human rights defender Cholpon Djakupova has been sued by the country’s prosecutor general and has been banned from traveling out of the country.

Djakupova is not the only human rights advocate facing a lawsuit. Journalists and news outlets have also been sued by the prosecutor general for taking critical stances against the nation’s president and its government.

These lawsuits violate free speech and are preventing journalists and activists from doing their jobs. Sign the petition and demand that the lawsuits be dropped so that the defenders of human rights can continue to protect the marginalized groups being unfairly targeted by the government.


Dear Prosecutor General Tursunkulov,

Lawsuits have been filed against prominent human rights advocate Cholpon Djakupova, as well as a handful of other advocates and journalists. These people have done nothing wrong. Instead, they have simply spoken out against their government.

Now, for simply defending marginalized and targeted groups, these people have seen their lives come to a halt. They’re prevented from doing their jobs. They’re prevented from traveling. They’ve been silenced. I ask that the lawsuits against Djakupova and others be dropped.


[Your Name Here]

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