23 April 2021, Astana. Politically motivated criminal prosecution of civil activist Aibek #SABITOV. Absurd accusations.

On 16 April 2021 an investigator of the Investigative Division of Astana city Police Department, #KALZHANOV K.A. drew up an indictment in a politically motivated criminal case against civil activist Aibek SABITOV. Aibek SABITOV is prosecuted under Article 405 Part 2 («participation in an extremist organisation»).

The «grounds» for the political criminal case are:

  1. Aibek SABITOV «has repeatedly been prosecuted under Article 488» («violation of the law on peaceful assembly») for calling and participating in peaceful protests.
  2. On 24 May 2020, Aibek SABITOV posted a video on Facebook: «Koshe Partiyasy”, “DCK” are true patriots of the country. We don’t believe other parties. If someone says that Aibek is from the “DCK” or “Koshe Partiyasy” — I have nothing against it. But if you say that you are Aibek from the “DPK” or “Oyan Kazakhstan”, this is an insult, thus spreading propaganda for the activities of the “DCK” and “KP” (note: KP stands for “Koshe Partiyasy”).
  • So if you are from “DPK” or “Oyan Kazakhstan” you will not be prosecuted?!
  1. On 27 June 2020, Aibek SABITOV published a post on Facebook: «What is it, gentlemen? Peaceful walk, dance and songs — and I have been enrolled in the DCK. I like that.»
  2. On 24 September 2020, Aibek SABITOV published a Facebook post: «Tomorrow is a holiday, tomorrow we will hold a rally with the whole country».
  3. On 12 October 2020, Aibek SABITOV «shared a post» on Facebook: «Leader, opens the way for other leaders. Thank you, Mukhtar Kabulovich», attaching a photo of Mukhtar ABLYAZOV to the post.
  4. Aibek SABITOV published Facebook posts calling for peaceful protests: 19 October 2020, 3 and 5 June 2020, 6 September 2020.
  5. On 17 September 2020, Aibek SABITOV published a Facebook post advising citizens to ask girls out to a peaceful protest on 25 September 2020.
  6. On 4 May 2020, Aibek SABITOV published a Facebook post, «The country is run by political corpses».
  7. On 17 April 2020, Aibek SABITOV published a Facebook post: «Military fighter jet fell in peacetime. The Tenge has fallen, confidence in the authorities has fallen. Regime, it’s your turn».

On 22 April 2020, the deputy prosecutor of Astana, #KILIMZHANOV E.T., approved the indictment.

How will diplomats and regime lobbyists prove to foreign diplomats and politicians that Kazakhstan is a «listening state»?