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“Without Papers You Are Nobody” in Kyrgyzstan

Hundreds of people living in Kyrgyzstan do not have the country's identity documents. This makes these people ‘invisible’ to the authorities, as Diana Rahmanova writes [ru]:

In essence, you can say, “Here I am. I exist. I live. Here. Here is my body, my face. Look at me. I am not lying!”.

But these statements are of little help when you encounter any state institution, such as a hospital, police, or school…

As they say, without papers you are nobody. You are “invisible”, you do not exist!

The blogger also posts presentations and videos (in Russian) from a recent event focusing on the problems of people without identity documents in the country.

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