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Monitoring of human rights violations for 29 April 2021

Preventive political persecution before peaceful protests on 1 May 2021:

✔#Almaty:UPD: ⚡#BEKNAZAROVA Rakilya — On 28 April 2021, after detention of the activist, an unlawful administrative trial under Article 488 Part 11 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Republic of Kazakhstan took place.- Judge KASYMOVA G.K. passed an unlawful ruling against Rakilya — 15 days of administrative arrest.

⚡#AKHMANOVA Gulmira — On 28 April 2021, after detention of the activist, an unlawful administrative trial under Article 488 Part 6 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Republic of Kazakhstan took place.- Judge KASYMOVA G.K. passed an illegal ruling against Gulmira — 12 days of administrative arrest.

✔#Kostanay⚡#SANDAKHMET Sandugash — On 27 April 2021 allegedly NSC officers created accounts under the name of the activist in the social networks “VKontakte” and “Odnoklassniki”, where they posted advertisements on behalf of Sandugash offering intimate services with the indication of her phone number.

— The men who called were in no way surprised when Sandugash told them that the NSC officers had written that advertisement on her behalf due to her civil activities, the citizens of Kazakhstan are well aware of the illegal methods of persecution of the opposition.- Also, the activist informed all callers about the upcoming peaceful rallies on 1 May 2021.

✔#Shymkent⚡#ASYLBAYEV Asylzhan — On 28 April 2021 allegedly police/NSC officers from a fake Facebook account threatened the civil activists and extorted money from him.

— It is clear from the correspondence that they tried to lure the activist out of his house.

— This was probably how the authorities wanted to abduct him and subject him to unlawful administrative arrest to prevent him from participating in the peaceful protest of 1 May 2021.

— Asylzhan did not respond to the provocation and stayed at home.

✔#Semey#East Kazakhstan region⚡ #MUKHATAYEV Akhat (has the 1-st degree of disability)

— On 28 April 2021 the NSC allegedly hacked into the Facebook account of the civil activist.

— Akhat asks not to react to any postings and comments made from this account. He also warns that NSC officers may write provocative posts/comments on his behalf in order to compromise him.

✔ #Akmol #Akmola region⚡ #ZYLGARIN Daulet — On 29 April 2021 around 10:00 police officers came to the house of a civil activist demanding him to come to the police station of Tselinograd district.

— One of them was in uniform, the other one — in civilian clothes. They did not introduce themselves and did not show their IDs. They brought an illegal summons.

— The activist refused to go for interrogation, referring to his state of health.

✔ #Stepnogorsk #Akmola region

⚡ #SADVAKASOVA Aiya — On 29 April 2021 police officers — ZHUMASHEV Bagdaulet Muratuly and ZHANABAYEV Aidos came to the human rights activist, who live 100 km away from the district centre, to ensure that she would not go to a peaceful protest on 1 May 2021 and photographed all cars parked outside her house.

✔ #Zhanaozen #Mangistau region

⚡ #OTEKEYEVA Sholpan — On 29 April 2021 police officers summoned civil activist Sholpan around 16:30 to the police station to participate in an interrogation in a politically motivated criminal case, as a witness, and in order to conduct a «preventive conversation».- She was taken straight from work and held for 1.5 hours.

— The investigator — KHALIL I.

✔ #Almaty⚡ #KHASSENOV Sabyrzhan — On 29 April 2021 police/NSC officers visited the house of a civil activist for the second time in 2 days in order to illegally detain him.

— The activist had surgery on 26 April and is on bed rest.

— At the moment there is an illegal surveillance consisting of two or three vehicles outside the activist’s house.

— BUKENOV Didar, the police inspector who has been persecuting the activist for 3 years, entered the house and photographed Sabyrzhan as he is now — lying down with blood stains.

In order to then provide a photo report to the NSC.