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Monitoring of human rights violations for 28 April 2021:

✔ #Shymkent
⚡ #ASHTAYEV Zhanmurat — On 28 April 2021 police officers took the car of Zhanmurat ASHTAYEV to an impoundment lot for lack of insurance.

  • Zhanmurat ASHTAYEV is a father of 5 children. A car is not only a means of transport, but also an opportunity to earn money and feed his children.
  • Police officers imposed a large fine of about 100 thousand tenge, given Zhanmurat ASHTAYEV’S salary of 42000 tenge.
  • Zhanmurat ASHTAYEV was illegally requested to pay for each day his car was parked in the impoundment lot (municipal property of the city).
  • Traffic police officers: BORATBAYEV Bisen, TASTAKOV Zhanbolat, ASHIRBAYEV Abylkhan.

Preventive political persecution of civil activists in connection with peaceful protests scheduled for 1 May 2021:

✔#Shu #Zhambyl region
⚡ #BAKTYBAYEV Baghdat — On 28 April 2021, police officers came to the house of a civil activist to remind Baghdat of the illegal restrictions which the court had imposed on Baghdat as part of a conviction in a politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 1 of the Criminal Code («organisation of an extremist organisation»), in particular a ban on the use of social media for 5 years.

  • Police officers have threatened that the restriction of liberty may be replaced with imprisonment in case of «violations» of the conditions of probation control. However, such restrictions are unconstitutional and violate his rights.

✔ #Taraz #Zhambyl region
⚡ #KYRYKBAYEV Yeldos — On 28 April 2021 was illegally and without reason detained by police officers.

✔ #Almaty:
⚡ #BEKNAZAROVA Rakilya — On 28 April 2021 police officers detained the civil activist and allegedly took her to the Turksib Police Department.

⚡#IBRAIMOVA Anara — On 28 April 2021 police officers came to the civil activist to take her to the Medeu District Police Department to draw up a politically motivated report for allegedly violating the law on peaceful assemblies (Article 488 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Republic of Kazakhstan).

  • One of the officers is NURZHAN Nursultan Kuanyshevich.

⚡ #AKHMANOVA Gulmira — On 28 April 2021 police officers arbitrarily detained a civil activist and took her to the Police Department.

Politically motivated refusals to hold peaceful protests on 1 May 2021:

✔ #Aktau:
⚡ #DZHANZAKOVA Sholpan
⚡ #TURDIYEVA Ulbolsyn — On 26 April 2021 Aktau Akimat issued a refusal to hold a peaceful rally in response to a notification submitted by “Femina Virtute” human rights defenders.

  • The reason for the politically motivated refusal is quarantine;
  • The politically motivated refusal was signed by the deputy Akim of Aktau — BAYPAKOV Abilkair Zhanaevich.

✔ #Aksay #West-Kazakhstan region
⚡ #SARSENOV A. — On 26 April 2021 the Akimat of Burlinskiy district issued a refusal to hold a peaceful rally in response to the notification submitted by a civil activist.

  • The reason for the politically motivated refusal — quarantine;
  • The chosen place is not included in the list of «specialised» places.
  • The politically motivated refusal was signed by Deputy Akim of Aktau — KUSHKINBAYEV A.

✔ #Shymkent:
⚡ #NURANOVA Moldir
⚡ #KONSHBAYEV Yermek
⚡ #ORYNTAYEVA Gulmira — On 27 April 2021 Shymkent Mayor’s Office issued a refusal to hold a peaceful rally in response to a notification submitted by civil activists.

  • Reason for politically motivated refusal — quarantine.
  • The politically motivated refusal was signed by Manatbekuly M., Acting Head of the Internal Policy Department of the Shymkent City Akimat.

✔ #Kokshetau:
⚡ #Zhanuzakov Marat and
⚡ #Negmetov Ualikhan — On 26 April 2021 Kokshetau Akimat issued a refusal to hold a peaceful rally in response to the notification submitted by civil activists.

  • The Akimat did not even explain on what basis they refused, simply referring to the law on peaceful assemblies.
  • The politically motivated refusal was signed by the Deputy Akim of Kokshetau — BEISEMBAYEV U.