The First Penitentiary Forum is held in Kyrgyzstan

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Bishkek, March 30 / Kabar /. The First Penitentiary Forum is held in Kyrgyzstan.

According to the organizers, the issues of resocialization of convicts became the main topic of discussion at the First Penitentiary Forum. The forum was organized by the State Service for Punishments Execution (GSIN) under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Program for Central Asian countries and the International Prison Reform (PRI) in Central Asia.

Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Zhenish Razakov said that the special attention is paid to the problem of improving the criminal-executive system by the highest authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic. "We have achieved certain successes in the field of medical care and support for convicts, improving their conditions of detention, and material support," he said.

The forum has become a platform for more than 15 countries to exchange international experience in the field of resocialization of convicts as well as discussing the problems that arise in penitentiary systems.

"Kyrgyzstan has confidently taken a course to bring the activities of the national penitentiary system into line with international rules and standards, in the sphere of ensuring the rights and interests of convicts both during their detention in prisons and after their release," chairman of the State Service for Punishments Execution Taalaybek Zhaparov said.

The forum also considered the best practices of such countries as: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Korea, Turkey and considered the role of non-governmental organizations in assisting the criminal-executive system of the KR in the issues of resocialization of convicts.


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