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Monitoring of human rights violations for 19 April 2021

✔ #Almaty
⚡#KLYSHEV Kairat — On 5 April 2021 a senior investigator of the Investigative Division of the Almaty City Police Department, Mr. G. KAZHIBAYEV, issued a subsumption (legal argumentation of a crime) of a suspect — Kairat KLYSHEV.

  • Kairat KLYSHEV is politically prosecuted under Article 182 Part 1 («establishment of an extremist group») and Article 405 Part 2 («participation in the activities of an extremist organisation»).

The «justifications» of the political criminal case:

  • «expressed dissatisfaction with the socio-political situation in the country, gave a negative assessment of the current authorities and law enforcement agencies, called for actions aimed at changing the government, the resignation of the Government»;
  • participated in peaceful protests;
  • urged the citizens to join the peaceful opposition movement “Koshe Partiyasy”;
  • discussed peaceful protests and the humanitarian aid campaign for the families of political prisoners and those politically persecuted;
  • participated in Asar;
  • allegedly participated in changing of the name of «DCK» to «Koshe Partiyasy», although these are two separate peaceful opposition movements;
  • Kairat was allegedly given a «leading role» in an «extremist group;
  • «called on the international community to condemn the actions of the authorities, as well as to join their “Koshe Partiyasy” telegram chat room».
  • 6 April 2021 Head of the Criminal Prosecution Department — MASAKBAYEV I.B.

✔ #Aktobe
⚡ #KALASSOV Askar — On 27 March 2021, the civil activist Askar KALASSOV was illegally sentenced to 2 months of house arrest for the duration of the investigation of a politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 2 («participation in an extremist organisation»).

The ruling on the subsumption (legal argumentation of a crime) dated 27 March 2021, states:

  • called to vote for the Ak Zhol party, handed out leaflets;
  • called for participation in peaceful protests.

The political analyst’s expertise of 12 March 2021 states that «the general direction of the materials provided is to inform the upcoming elections, to vote for the Ak Zhol party and to participate in the rally», «there are no calls for actions of a violent nature in the materials» and «there are indications in the materials of participation in the activities of the DCK».

The decision was signed by the head of the Investigative Division of the Aktobe region Police Department ABDULLIN E.A.
Approved by Assistant Prosecutor of Aktobe region TUREBEKOV Z.K.

✔ #Astana:
⚡ #UTEPOVA Aigul — On 20 April 2021 at 15:00 at the Saryarka District Court an online trial on the politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of RK («participation in an extremist organisation») will be held.
⚡ #KUMEKBAYEV Kuandyk — On 21 April 2021 at 12:00 at the Saryarka District Court № 2 a court trial in respect of the civil activist on the criminal case under Article 188 Part 1 of the Criminal Code of the RK («theft») will be held.
Judge — B.S. PAZYLOV.

  • Note: On the day of the peaceful protest on 28 February 2021, unknown people in civilian clothes did not introduce themselves, did not show any procedural documents for the detention of Kuandyk, in rough form using physical force jumped on him and pushed him into a civilian car, that is — abducted him. Being in the car, Kuandyk blocked the doors, moved to the driver’s seat, and drove away from the place of detention. Kuandyk KUMEKBAYEV drove the car to the car park of the Saryarka District Police Department, where he left the car.

⚡#KAIYRBEK Askar — On 23 April 2021 at 09:00 at the Saryarka District Court No. 2 a court hearing will be held on the criminal case under Article 405 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the RK («participation in an extremist organisation»).
Judge — PAZILOV B.S.

⚡#ZHAKHIN Serik — On 23 April 2021 at 09:00 at the Saryarka District Court No.2 a court hearing against the activist on the criminal case under Article 405 Parts 1 and 2 of the Criminal Code of the RK («Organization of and participation in an extremist organization») will be held.
Judge — ALKENOV I.E.

✔ #Kaskelen #Almaty region
⚡ #SULTANOV Abaibek — On 21 April 2021 at 15:00 at the Karasay District Court the court hearing (off-line) against the activist on the case under Article 405 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the RK («participation in extremist organization») will be held.
Judge — M. KOSHIKBAYEV.

✔ #Martuk #Aktobe region
⚡ #REIKHERT Roman — On 21 April 2021 the activist is summoned to appear in court to participate in the process of changing his sentence from restriction of liberty to imprisonment.

  • This is the second time the probation service has sued Roman to change the restriction of liberty to imprisonment.
  • It should be reminded that on 22 May 2020, a court verdict was pronounced in the criminal case of Roman REIKHERT, a civil activist from Martuk village in Aktobe region, under Article 405 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan («participation in the “DCK”»).
  • The court passed a politically motivated conviction in the form of 1 year of restriction of liberty, with placement on probation, as well as a forced payment of 26,510 tenge ($64).
  • On 22 March 2021, Roman was beaten in front of his 3-year-old son by police officers (around 10) who detained him and beat him with truncheons as Roman and his son were on their way to a shop.
  • Based on the medical records, doctors of the Aktobe emergency hospital diagnosed Roman with: concussion of the brain, soft tissue contusions of the scalp, trauma of shoulder joint on the left, lumbar region on the right and contusion of the iliac area on both sides.