the court, referring to article 478 of the CAO of the RK
(actions which provoke violations of law and order under a state of emergency), sanctioned 10 days of the administrative arrest of Nurzhan Baimullin, the chief news editor of the information agency ‘Kokshetau Asia’. The reason was his Facebook posts, in which he put questions before President Tokayev. It is noteworthy
that his posts neither contained any extremist or other unlawful contents, nor gave rise to violations of law and order. On the 17th of January, after his case had been considered by the Appeals Board, Nurzhan was released. He intends
to challenge his arrest and then apply to the UN Human Rights Committee.