09/14/2018

Urgent Action: Prisoner at Risk of Losing Eyesight (Kazakhstan: UA 157.18)


Kazakhstani activist and blogger, Muratbek Tungishbayev risks losing sight in his left eye due to the penitentiary authorities’ failure to provide him with necessary medical care following surgery he had on his eye. He remains held in pre-trial detention in Almaty, on politically-motivated charges and requires urgent surgery immediately in order to save his sight. Amnesty International considers Muratbek Tungishbayev to be a prisoner of conscience.

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Kazakhstani activist and blogger, Muratbek  Tungishbayev risks losing sight in his left eye due to the penitentiary authorities’ failure to provide him with necessary medical care following surgery he had on his eye. He remains held in pre-trial detention in Almaty, on politically-motivated charges and requires urgent surgery immediately in order to save his sight. Amnesty International considers Muratbek Tungishbayev to be a prisoner of conscience.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Muratbek Tungishbayev, as he is a prisoner of conscience held solely for peacefully exercising his rights to freedom of expression and association;
  • Pending his release, immediately provide adequate medical treatment to Muratbek Tungishbayev according to the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (Mandela Rules), Rule 27.

Contact these two officials by 5 October, 2018:
Minister of Internal Affairs
Kalmukhanbet Kasymov
010000
Astana
Prospekt Teuelsizdik 1        
Republic of Kazakhstan       
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Erzhan Kazykhanov
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
1401 16th St NW, Washington DC 20036

Phone: 202 232 5488
Email: [email protected] -OR- [email protected]
Twitter: @KazakhEmbassy
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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