Yermek Narymbaev arrived in Almaty from Kiev.
In Kazakhstan, an opposition human rights activist previously convicted “for inciting hatred” was detained right at the airport. Yermek Narymbaev flew to Almaty from Kiev, he was immediately taken into custody.
It is reported by the Kazakh edition Tengrinews.kz.
According to the publication, which was received by the Almaty prosecutor’s office, Narymbaev was detained by employees of the transport police department at the Almaty International Airport. A man convicted in absentia flew there from Kiev. Narymbaev was wanted.
The human rights activist was previously convicted under the article on “inciting social, national, tribal, racial, class or religious hatred.”
In March 2016, Narymbaev’s sentence was replaced / screenshot from the website
Front Line Defenders, which was founded back in 2001 to protect endangered human rights defenders, says Yermek Narymbayev is the man who uncovered the fraud.
“He is actively involved in uncovering financial fraud in a number of banks in Kazakhstan and openly condemns the country’s government for failing to protect the human rights of the interests of the Kazakh people. Moreover, he provides legal advice to people whom banks have deliberately misled. In 2011, civil society in Kazakhstan recognized his merits – he received the national award “Freedom”, – indicated on site organizations.
Read alsoRiot in Kazakhstan: Tokayev told how the militants managed to enter the countryIn March 2016, Narymbaev’s sentence of three years in prison was commuted to a less severe sentence. The Appellate Board of the Almaty City Court sentenced him to two and a half years of restriction of freedom outside prison.
Earlier, UNIAN already reported that after the protests in Kazakhstan, the country’s president explained why he gave the order to shoot to kill.
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