Last edited: February 20, 2005


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From International Lesbian and Gay Association

The new Criminal Code of Kyrgyzstan which entered into force on 1 January 1998 decriminalizes consenting same-sex relations between adults. Article 130 of the new criminal code - "violent actions of a sexual nature" - punishes "homosexual, lesbian or other actions of a sexual nature resorting to the use of force or to the threat of force against the victim or against other individuals or taking advantage of the weakness of the victim" with a prison sentence of between three to eight years. (ILGA Europe Euroletter 56)

Prior to this change anal intercourse had been an offence under Article 112 Penal Code of Kyrgyzstan, in line with the old Section 121 from the Former Soviet Union. Lesbian and non-penetrative gay sex between consenting adults were not explicitly mentioned.


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