Kyrgyzstan: Self-Styled Moral Guardians Operating with Impunity

Several frames from a mobile phone video, published on YouTube on Feb. 16 and circulating among social media users in Kyrgyzstan, purportedly shows two Kyrgyz women being harassed and insulted by a group of male compatriots at a nightclub outside Moscow. (Video Frame Grabs)

A video now circulating on social media platforms in Kyrgyzstan is highlighting a persistent and problematic trend – the intimidation of Kyrgyz women by self-styled conservative patriots, both at home and abroad.
 

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Anna Lelik is a Bishkek-based reporter.

Kyrgyzstan: Self-Styled Moral Guardians Operating with Impunity

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