IMITATION OF A

IMITATION OF A "LISTENING STATE"

  During the period from 30 July 2020 to 19 March 2021, local executive bodies (akimats), supervised by the National Security Committee, denied the requests for permits to hold peacefu ...

Political prosecution of human rights defender Abaybek Sultanov

Political prosecution of human rights defender of the “Article 14” human rights movement Abaybek Sultanov

    On 11 March 2021, Abaibek Sultanov was charged in a politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 2 ("participation in an extremist organisation"). An indictment ...

List of political prisoners

Lists of those criminally prosecuted for political reasons and political prisoners in Kazakhstan

As of 15 March 2021, we have recorded (the full lists can be downloaded here): ⠀ 1) At least 29 civil activists and human rights defenders in Kazakhstan are political prisoners. ⠀ - Of ...

Political prosecution of Aibek Sabitov and Berik Nogayev

Politically motivated criminal prosecutions in connection with the peaceful protest on 28 February 2021

  In connection with a peaceful protest held on 28 February 2021 Kazakhstani authorities initiated politically motivated criminal proceedings under Article 405 Part 2 ("participation i ...

Political prosecution of Zhanibek Zhunusov

Political prosecution of Zhanibek Zhunusov

  On 12 March 2021, Zhanibek Zhunusov was sent to the pre-trial detention facility for 2 months during the investigation in a politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Pa ...

Political prosecution of Aidar Syzdykov

Civil activist Aidar Syzdykov placed in the pre-trial detention facility in Astana

  On 3 March 2021 it was reported that Aidar Syzdykov was arbitrarily detained and placed in the pre-trial detention facility for 2 months for the duration of investigation under pol ...

Elections in Kazakhstan

The results of exit polls and election observation in Kazakhstan

  The parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan, that took place on 10 January 2021, were not recognized as free and fair by the OSCE Limited Election Observation Mission. Human Rights Fun ...

Politically motivated trials

The authorities of Kazakhstan abuse anti-extremism legislation

  Four political trials were held between 2-4 March 2021: 1) On 2 March 2021, a civil activist Zhazira Kambarova was tried in Taraz in a politically motivated criminal case under Arti ...

List of political persecution in connection with peaceful protests on 28 February 2021 in Kazakhstan

Political persecution in connection with peaceful protests on 28 February 2021 in Kazakhstan

Photo: Petr Trotsenko (RFE/RL)   Together with our partners we publish the following information: ⠀ Preventive political persecution in the period from 22 February to 28 Februar ...

Political prosecution of Abaibek Sultanov

Political prosecution of human rights defender Abaybek Sultanov

  On 10 February 2021, human rights defender of the human rights movement «Article 14», Abaybek Sultanov, was declared a "suspect" under the politically motivated criminal Artic ...

Political prosecution of Askar Nurmaganov

Political prosecution of Askar Nurmaganov

  On 22 February 2021, a politically motivated criminal court hearing under Article 405 Part 2 was held in the case of Askar Nurmaganov, a (former) political prisoner and participant ...

Political persecution of human rights activist Raigul Sadyrbayeva

Political persecution of human rights activist Raigul Sadyrbayeva

  On 19 February, the Almaty City Court upheld an unlawful and secret decision of the Specialized Inter-District Investigative Court of Almaty of 20 January 2021 on the personal sear ...