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Monitoring of human rights violations for 18 April 2021⠀

✔#Astana

⚡#SYZDYKOV Aidar — On 17 April 2021 it was reported that a political prisoner who has been under arrest in the pre-trial detention facility since 3 March 2021 is being subjected to pressure by officers of the Astana pre-trial detention facility: deputy head of the regime department — NURSEIT Aset Amanovich, head of the regime department — SULTANOV Nurlan Kerimbekovich, inspectors DAULETSHIN Yersaid and USENBAY Rinat Yesenovich. — These officers conduct searches, which are being recorded, in SYZDYKOV’S cell every day, do not deliver food and cigarettes on time, take away books and newspapers, groundlessly accuse him of regime violation and threaten to close him in a punishment cell. The officers also bait other inmates against SYZDYKOV.- A politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan against Aidar SYZDYKOV is being investigated by an investigator of the Investigative Division of the Astana City Police Department, Senior Lieutenant of Police, PRALIYEV Azamat.

✔#Mangistau:

⚡#DZHANZAKOVA Sholpan and⚡#TURDIYEVA Ulbolsyn — On 16 April 2021 human rights defenders of the human rights movement «Femina Virtute» received another refusal from the Munaily district Akimat to hold a peaceful picket in response to the notification submitted by the activists.- They submitted a notification to hold a peaceful picket on 20 April 2021.- The reason for the refusal was «quarantine».- The politically motivated refusal was signed by some — OTEGENOV A. (this employee is not listed on Akimat’s website).

✔#Shymkent:

⚡#ASHTAYEV Zhanmurat and ⚡#FAIZULLAYEV Yerlan — On 15 April 2021 the activists received a refusal from the Department of Internal Policy and Youth Affairs of Shymkent city Akimat to hold a peaceful protest in response to the notification submitted by civil and politically persecuted activists.- They submitted a notification to hold a peaceful protest on 1 May 2021.- The reason for the refusal was «quarantine».- The politically motivated refusal was signed by Madi MANATBEKULY, Acting Head of the Department of Internal Policy and Youth Affairs of the Shymkent City Akimat.