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On 15 September 2021 at 11:00 an online court hearing on the replacement of the sentence to a milder form of punishment for a political prisoner Almat ZHUMAGULOV will be held at the Kapchagay City Court.

On 15 September 2021 at 11:00 an online court hearing on the replacement of the sentence to a milder form of punishment (from imprisonment to restriction of liberty) for a political prisoner Almat ZHUMAGULOV will be held at the Kapchagay City Court.

At the moment the political prisoner Almat ZHUMAGULOV urgently needs an operation on his stomach, as the results of medical examination which showed that he has a hernia (hiatal hernia of the diaphragm) over his stomach.
Earlier we wrote that Almat ZHUMAGULOV’S health condition deteriorated dramatically: he had liver pains, his abdomen was swollen, and his wife suggested that he might have had a complication from a stomach ulcer. We demanded that Almat undergo a full medical examination.

It should be reminded that Almat ZHUMAGULOV was convicted under Article 256 of the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan – “propaganda of terrorism” and udner Article 174 of the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan – “incitement of discord”. According to the prosecution, Almat ZHUMAGULOV, together with Kenzhebek ABISHEV and Oralbek OMYROV, called for “an act of terrorism in order to violate public safety”.

The Kazakhstani authorities have ignored the recommendations and appeals of the international community and have systematically, consistently and aggressively violated human rights and failed to comply with their international human rights obligations.

The name of Almat ZHUMAGULOV is mentioned in the European Parliament resolutions on the human rights situation in Kazakhstan dated 13 March 2019 and 11 February 2021.

We demand the immediate and unconditional release and full rehabilitation of all political prisoners, including Almat ZHUMAGULOV.