04/18/2018

Urgent Action Update: Prisoner of Conscience Released on Bail (Kazakhstan: UA 63.18)


On 13 April, prisoner of conscience, Akmaral Tobylova was released on bail. She had been under house arrest since 13 March, and is charged with financing an extremist organization merely for browsing an opposition party website.

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On 13 April, prisoner of conscience, Akmaral Tobylova was released on bail. She had been under house arrest since 13 March, and is charged with financing an extremist organization merely for browsing an opposition party website.

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

  • Calling on them to halt the criminal proceedings against Akmaral Tobylova and any others who have been charged under anti-extremism legislation simply for the peaceful exercise of their human rights;
  • Urging them to amend vaguely-worded provisions in anti-extremism legislation and ensure that they are not misused to target political opponents and stifle dissent;
  • Reminding them of their obligation to respect and protect the rights to freedom of expression and association.

Contact these two officials by 30 May, 2018:

Prosecutor General
Kairat Kozhamzharov
14 Orynbor Street
Astana, 010000
Republic of Kazakhstan
Fax: +7 7172 506 402
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor General

Ambassador Erzhan Kazykhanov,
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
1401 16th St NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 1 202 232 5488
Email: [email protected] -OR- [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 63.18
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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