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Monitoring of human rights violations for 5 May 2021:

✔ #Almaty:
⚡ #ABDUMANAPOV Meirkhan — On 1 May 2021 the Administrative Court issued an unlawful decision under Article 488 Part 11 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the RK — to punish Meirkhan with a fine of 50 MCI (14,850 tg or $340) for his support of civil activist BAIMAGAMBETOV M. on 2 April 2021 near the Almaty Police Department.

⚡ #KULZHAKHANOV Sagat — On 1 May 2021 the Administrative Court issued an unlawful decision under Article 488 Part 11 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the RK — to punish Kulzhakhanov Sagat with a fine of 50 MCI (14,850 tenge or $340) for his support of civil activist BAIMAGAMBETOV M. on 2 April 2021 near the Almaty Police Department.

✔ #Astana
⚡ #TAMABAYEVA Galiya — On 5 May 2021 she warned other activists that her Telegram account had been hacked.

  • On the day of peaceful protests on 1 May 2021, Galiya TAMABAYEVA was rudely detained by police officers. The police illegally seized her phone, saying they would give her a seizure report, but in the end they gave her nothing.

Politically motivated trials against citizens of Kazakhstan:

✔ #Astana:
⚡ #MYRZALIYEVA Ainur — On 6 May 2021 at 15:00, an online trial on the politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Parts 1 and 2 of the Criminal Code of RK («organization and participation in the activities of an extremist organization») against civil activist Ainur MYRZALIYEVA will be held.

⚡ #SABITOV Aibek — On 6 May 2021 at 09:15 the court trial on the motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of RK («participation in extremist organization») in relation to civil activist Aibek SABITOV will be held.

⚡ #SYZDYKOV Aidar — On 12 May 2021 at 15:00 the trial on the politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the RK («participation in extremist organization») will be held.

  • Judge — BAPAKOVA Nazgul Talgatbekovna.
  • On 19 April 2021 an investigator of the Investigative Division of the Astana City Police Department, A. PRALIYEV, drew up an indictment against Aidar SYZDYKOV.

✔ #Aktobe
⚡ #NOGAYEV Berik — On 6 May 2021 at 14:30, a court trial on politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 2 of the Criminal Code («participation in an extremist organization») will be held.

✔ #Shu #Zhambyl region
⚡ #BAKTYBAYEV Baghdat — On 5 May 2021, at 17:00, a court hearing was to be held in relation to Baghdat concerning the substitution of his sentence from restriction of liberty to imprisonment.

  • On 5 May 2021, the Probation Service withdrew an application from the court in relation to Baghdat BAKTYBAYEV for review of the substitution of his sentence from restriction of liberty to imprisonment.
  • This withdrawal is likely to be temporary and linked to the forthcoming 18th meeting of the EU-Kazakhstan Cooperation Council. Thus, the Kazakhstani authorities do not want to discredit themselves on the eve of the meeting.
  • It should be noted that on 4 February 2021, Baghdat BAKTYBAYEV was illegally sentenced to 2 years of restriction of liberty, a 5-year ban on the use of social networks, payment of 25,736 tenge ($61) for forensic examination and 55,560 tenge ($132) as a forced payment to the «Crime Victims Compensation Fund» and 80 hours of community work.
  • On 7 April 2021, a court of appeal was held on the politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 1 of the Criminal Code («organisation of activities of an extremist organisation») against Baghdat.
  • The court reduced the sentence from two years to one year of restriction of liberty, the other decisions were upheld.