Kazakhstan: pro-democracy defender arrested over false charges faces long-term imprisonment, his houses raidedEvent
- Initial Date
- Apr 17, 2020
- Event Description
Kazakhstani human rights activist, Alnur Ilyashev, has been arrested for his publications on social media that criticised the ruling Nur Otan party and its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is being prosecuted for �spreading false information� that harms �interests� during the state in emergency, a crime which carries up to seven years in prison. Alnur Ilyashev is a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- (Arbitrary) Arrest and Detention
- Judicial Harassment
- Rights Concerned
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Right to liberty and security
- Blogger/ Social Media Activist
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 17 April 2020, Alnur Ilyashev, pro-democracy defender, was arrested by the police over false charges, his houses raided for online criticising the Government handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Almaty, Kazakhstan.