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Iskander Yerimbetov is free

We have learned with great relief of the release of Kazakhstani political prisoner Iskander Yerimbetov.

International solidarity did pay off, with the continued efforts of the family of Iskander who tirelessly campaigned with numerous human rights defenders and MPs for his release.

We are grateful for the support we have received in these years. Unfortunately, as we have reported before, Iskander’s health is critical and, following months of torture, he requires immediate care.

At least 20 others still remain in prison under political charges in a country where torture in detention facilities is common practice. ODF has listed them all in its latest report.