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Urgent Action Update: Activist Sentenced to “Restricted Freedom” (Kazakhstan: UA 65.20)

June 24, 2020

On 22 June, Alnur Ilyashev, a Kazakhstani political and human rights activist, was sentenced to three years of “restricted freedom” (a non-custodial sentence) and a ban on political and civic activism for five years for criticizing the government’s handling of COVID-19. He was released at the end of the on-line trial.

We have received updated information regarding this case and require no further action from the Urgent Action Network. Thank you to all those who sent appeals. For more information about this case, please see the Word/PDF attachments below or email [email protected]. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES