Monitoring of human rights violation for 6 May 2021:


#ONLANBEKKYZY Asel – On 27 April 2021 Asel is being prosecuted in the politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 (“participation in an extremist organization”).

“Grounds” for the political criminal case:

there is a status on the Instagram page of Asel ONLANBEKKYZY stating: “I love KAZAKHSTAN deeply; I hate Nazarbayev frankly; I wish for the DCK passionately”;
shared a Facebook post by Mukhtar Ablyazov with the title «Sultan of my heart». Allegedly, this shows «signs of the need for subjugation, instinctively giving herself away under the control of the leader of an extremist organisation»;
she was listening to the New Year greetings of Mukhtar Ablyazov and shouted «Alga, DCK!” (Go ahead, DCK);
demonstrated the gesture, by lifting her right hand, forming the fist” and this type of gesture can be observed in the body language of Mukhtar Ablyazov;
“takes part in the organization of protests”;
B.B. SADVAKASOV, an investigator from the Investigative Division of Astana Police Department.

#ZHUNUSOV Zhanibek – On 21 April 2021, a police major and a chief investigator of the Investigative Division of Astana Police Department, R.K.ZHUMAKHMETOV compiled an indictment against Zhanibek ZHUNUSOV.

ZHUNUSOV Zhanibek is being persecuted in the politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 2 (“participation in an extremist organization”)

“Grounds” for the indictment:

Zhanibek ZHUNUSOV is being persecuted due to political motives just for reposting Mukhtar Ablyazov’s publications (about the peaceful protests, elections, voting for the registered “Akzhol” party), also for participation in peaceful protests.

It should be reminded that on 28 February 2021 Zhanibek ZHUNUSOV attended the peaceful protest with the demands to release the political prisoners and implement the recommendations advised by the European Parliament in relation to human rights in Kazakhstan dated 11 February 2021.

While attending the peaceful protest, Zhanibek ZHUNUSOV was arbitrarily detained by the OMON officers and later arrested for 10 days for “violating the law on the peaceful assemblies”. Right after the administrative arrest, on 12 March 2021 he was sent to the pre-trial detention facility for the duration of investigation of the politically motivated case.

On 29 April 2021 KILYMZHANOV E.T., the deputy prosecutor of Astana city, approved the indictment.

Preventive political persecution of the civil activists prior to the peaceful protests to be held on 7-9 May, 2021:

#LEPESOVA Nazira – On 5 May 2021 a civil activist informed us that her Facebook account was hacked. Officers from the National Security Committee hacked the Facebook profile of the civil activist.


#KARABAYEV Galymzhan – On 6 May 2021 Murat YESPERGENOV, a district police officer, came to Galymzhan’s home address on an illegal order from Yermek NURALIYEV, a chief of police at the District Department of Internal Affairs in Astana, with a summons for a conversation.