Monitoring of human rights violations for 25 April 2021:
Political persecution on a day of peaceful protests on «Жер Сатылмасын» («No” to Land Sale) organised and coordinated by citizens of Kazakhstan on WhatsApp chats:
✔ #Shymkent ⚡ #ABIYEVA Asia — On 24 April 2021 a civil activist was arbitrarily detained on her way to a peaceful protest. Asia was taken to the Al-Farabi District Police Station of Shymkent city.
✔ #Kobda #Aktobe region ⚡ #KARAKULOV Alibek — On 24 April 2021 Alibek went to Aktobe to participate in a peaceful protest, traffic police officers illegally stopped the taxi at the exit of the highway.
Patrol officers confiscated documents of the taxi driver and demanded him to go back and drive to the police station where Alibek was to be dropped off.
The traffic police officers did not introduce themselves, did not show their service ID, and did not draw up a protocol of detention.
Murat ABISHEV, a traffic police officer, explained that he was detained on a separate order for interrogation by an investigator.
Illegal interrogation in the Police Department was conducted by investigator — KURPESHEV Yeset.
Illegal surveillance was carried out by a district police officer — IBRAYEV Dauren.
✔ #Ust-Kamenogorsk #East-Kazakhstan region: ⚡ #TEMIRGALIYEV Turlan ⚡ #YDRISHEV Almas — On 24 April 2021 the above-mentioned activists were arbitrarily detained by police officers on their way to a peaceful protest on the central square of the city.
✔ #Semey ⚡️ #MUKHAZHANOV Daulet — On 24 April 2021 the activist was arbitrarily detained by three unknown persons in civilian clothes on the M. Auezov Square.
Daulet received a summons for questioning to the investigator Muratov. He was taken to Zatonskiy Police Department, but 2.5 hours later he was released.
✔ #Astana ⚡ #MUSABAYEV Marat — On 24 April 2021 unidentified men in civilian clothes arbitrarily detained him and forcefully pushed him into a private car.
Marat was taken to the police station at the intersection of A. Moldagulova Street and Beibitshilik Street.
He was held at the station until 17:00. He was then brought home.
Marat reports that he was not going to the protest, but was on his way to work, which is what he told the people who abducted him.