Things are not looking good for international NGOs in Kyrgyzstan.
As Kyrgyzstan’s parliament hustles to change dozens of laws ahead of a December 23 deadline to formally sign on to the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union, another measure, one targeting foreign-funded nonprofit organizations, is also making its way through the legislature in Bishkek. The law, clearly based on 2012 Russian legislation and originally proposed in the Kyrgyz parliament in September 2013, would require NGOs receiving foreign funds and engaging in political activities to register as “foreign agents.”
Read the rest in the 2nd Issue of The Diplomat Magazine.
You can subscribe and download here.