About 265 applications for tortures are registered in Kyrgyzstan in 2013. Such data is presented in the report of the National Center for the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in 2013 with reference to the Prosecutor General's Office.
Supervisory authorities issued 18 criminal cases; two were dismissed, 10 - sent to the court, 245 applicants - refused to institute criminal proceedings.
"One of the main reasons of torture use, despite the punishment provided for the use of illegal methods to collect evidence, is the apparent lack of practice under the Article 305-1 of the Criminal Code. Prosecutors often decide not to institute criminal proceedings in connection with acts of torture because the absence of corpus delicti in the actions of the police officers. And if they are institute a case then at the stage of a criminal case investigations retrain and responsible officials using torture are brought to the court in so-called "okolopytochnaya" article of the Criminal Code," the report says.
It is noted that the first and only today criminal case instituted in 2003 in which the verdict of guilty was brought was the case of Adilet Motuev. Sverdlov District Court of Bishkek in November 2013 sentenced police officer Adilet Motuev to 6 years of imprisonment in a penal colony with a reinforced regime for using torture. "This verdict became a token event in the fight against torture," the center noted.