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MONITORING FOR 6 APRIL 2021

Monitoring of human rights violations for 6 April 2021:

✔ #Almaty #Kiev

⚡ #KHASSENOV Daniyar — 6 April 2021. Authorities and the NSC do not stop persecution of a human rights defender for political reasons in order to stop his human rights activities.

— By order of the NSC, the military registration and enlistment office in Almaty (Department of Defence of Bostandyk district of the Ministry of Defence of the RK) continues their attempts to enlist Daniyar KHASSENOV into the army.

— He is being threatened with fines or imprisonment for allegedly evading enlistment.

— The military recruitment office is also looking for him in Almaty and disturbs his parents with phone calls.

— Daniar KHASSENOV is not in hiding, but is studying abroad to obtain his Master’s degree, he is not in Kazakhstan, of which the NSC is well aware, but the pressure continues.

✔ #Almaty #Almaty region:

⚡ #DZHAKUPOV Kanat — On 7 April 2021 at 16:00 there will be a final hearing and sentencing on a politically motivated criminal case against Kanat DZHAKUPOV under Article 405 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

— The prosecutor has requested — 1 year of restriction of liberty.

⚡ #SABANSHIYEV Yerkyn — On 7 April 2021 at 10:00 the court will announce a sentence in respect of political prisoner Sabanshiyev Yerkyn under Article 405 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

— The prosecutor requested — 1 year of restriction of liberty.

✔ #Astana:

⚡ #KAIYRBEK Askar — On 13 April 2021 at 16:00 there will be a trial on the politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 1 and 2 of the Criminal Code of RK («organization and participation in an extremist organization») against civil activist and political prisoner KAIYRBEK Askar.

— On 17 March 2021, an investigator of the Investigative Division of the Astana City Police Department — KALZHANOV K.A. drew up an indictment against Askar KAIYRBEK.

⚡#YESKHOZIN Yerbol — On 14 April 2021 at 11:00 the trial on politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 1 of the Criminal Code of the RK («organization of an extremist movement») against civil activist and political prisoner Yerbol YESKHOZIN will be held.

— On 11 March 2021 an investigator of the Investigative Division of the Astana City Police Department, police captain KALZHANOV K.A. drew up an indictment against the activist.