The Criminal Code of the Kyrgyz Republic of 1 October 1997, № 68 with the amendments and supplements and as amended by the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic № 246 of 21 December 2011.


Article 97. Murder
(1) The murder - the intentional killing of another person - shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of eight to fifteen years.
(2) Murder:
9) committed on the grounds of ethnic or racial or religious hatred or enmity;
Shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term of twelve to twenty years with confiscation of property or without it, or life imprisonment with confiscation of property or without it.

Article 299. Incitement to national, racial, religious or interregional hatred
(1) Actions aimed at inciting national, racial, religious or inter-regional hatred, humiliation of national dignity, as well as propaganda of exclusivity, superiority or inferiority of citizens on the ground of their religion, nationality or race, if these acts were committed in public or using media, shall be punishable by a fine of five hundred to one thousand of calculation indices, or with imprisonment of three to five years.
(2) The same acts if committed:
1) with the use of violence or threat of violence;
2) by a person using his official position;
3) by a group of persons or criminal community (criminal organization);
4) by a person who has previously been convicted for crimes of an extremist nature (extremist activities)
shall be punished by a fine of one thousand to five thousand calculated indices or by imprisonment of five to seven years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities.
(as amended by the Law № 60 of 20 February 2009)