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Preventive political persecution of a civil activists BAKTYBAYEV Baghdat in connection with peaceful protests scheduled for 1 May 2021.

28 April 2021, Shu, Zhambyl region

On the eve of the peaceful protest of 1 May 2021, police officers came to the house of Baghdat BAKTYBAYEV to remind him of the illegal restrictions that a court had imposed on him as part of a politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 1 («organisation of an extremist organisation»), in particular a ban on the use of social networks for 5 years.

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