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Politically motivated criminal prosecution of civil activist and political prisoner Aidar SYZDYKOV.

On 12 May 2021, at 15:00 the court on politically motivated criminal case under Article 405 Part 2 (“participation in the 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, #PRALIYEV A.Sh. has drawn up an indictment against Aidar SYZDYKOV.

“Grounds” of the indictment:

  1. On 19 February 2020, Aidar SYZDYKOV published a post on Facebook: “Dear like-minded people, the “Koshe Partiyasy” chat needs young, active administrators. If you have any questions, contact @Sunrisesuris and contribute to the development of democracy”.
  2. On 17 February 2020, Aidar SYZDYKOV published a post on Facebook saying that on 22 February 2020, “Koshe Partiyasy” is go out to the protest.
  3. On 20 February 2020, Aidar SYZDYKOV published a video on Facebook in which he said that he was a civil activist and member of the “Koshe Partiyasy” movement and that he was go out to a peaceful protest in Astana on 22 February and that it was a constitutional right.
  4. On 27 April 2020, Aidar SYZDYKOV published a post on Facebook: “A package of DCK demands in support of the population and businesses”.
  5. On 28 May 2020, Aidar SYZDYKOV published a Facebook post: “Alga Koshe Partiyasy” (extract from the quotation).
  6. On 11 June 2020, Aidar SYZDYKOV published a Facebook post about how many people should go out to a peaceful protest to change the Nazarbayev regime.
  7. On 12 June 2020, he reposted Mukhtar ABLYAZOV’S Facebook post informing that there would be a subbotage (evening marches on Saturday) on 13 June.
  8. On 23 July 2020, Aidar SYZDYKOV published a post on Facebook calling for the creation of units (structural and functional units of the “DCK” opposition movement) to carry out activism.
  9. On 29 October 2020, he reposted a Facebook post by Mukhtar ABLYAZOV calling for a peaceful permitted protest to take place in Almaty on 31 October 2020.
  10. Aidar SYZDYKOV has been illegally prosecuted on several occasions for allegedly “violating the law on peaceful assemblies”.

A politically motivated and secret decision to ban Kosho Partisy was taken on 19 May 2020. Aidar SYZDYKOV is being prosecuted for calling for and participating in peaceful protests, even for calling for participation in an authorised protest in Almaty on 31 October 2020, while Zhanbolat MAMAY and his colleagues are not being prosecuted for either authorised or unauthorised protests.

On 27 April 2021, the deputy prosecutor of Astana, #KILYMZHANOV E.T., approved the indictment.

4 May 2021. Astana