Political persecution. On 18 September 2021, a city-wide clean-up day was held in Astana due to the World Cleanup Day 2021, which has been held in Kazakhstan since 2018.

Civil activists from the capital wanted to take part in the city-wide clean-up day and clean up litter on the grounds of the Congress Hall. At 10:00 a civil activist Muratbek #TOLEGEN arrived at the designated place, where he was rudely detained by SOBR officers.

SOBR officers also rudely detained and took away in prisoner transport vehicles other activists who had come to participate in the clean-up day.Without identifying themselves or explaining the reason for the detention, Muratbek TOLEGEN was taken to the Baikonur District Police Department, where he was arbitrarily held until 15:00.

This is more than 3 hours. In the building of the Police Department, two police officers in civilian clothes roughly used physical force against Muratbek. They twisted his arms, threw him to the ground and pressed the activist from above.

The illegal interrogation was conducted by the investigator, Captain #ARYNOV. Please provide information on other detentions.