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Topic - Mihra Rittmann
"The concerns that are coming out in these rallies address the arrests of political opposition activists who are being charged with inciting social discord, [using] an over-broad and vague law that Human Rights Watch believes can be used to incriminate activity that is protected under international human rights law — [such as] freedom of speech issues," Ms. Rittmann said. "[The rallies also] raise concerns about the investigation ... as well as the trial itself."
"In order to show that there is a zero-tolerance policy toward torture in places of detention, the trial should be suspended contingent on an impartial, independent and thorough investigation into these allegations," said Mihra Rittmann, a Central Asia researcher for Human Rights Watch in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.