British Parliamentarians appealed to the President of Kazakhstan on the case of Karim Massimov.
Members of the British Parliament underscored the important role Massimov has played in the modernization of the Republic of Kazakhstan and recalled Massimov’s great work in building good relations between Kazakhstan and the West.
Parliamentarians called on Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev to “resolve Karim Massimov’s situation, respecting basic human rights in accordance with international human rights law.”
The Parliamentarians’ appeal was sent to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan through the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Massimov’s case is closely followed by the democratic international community. The violations committed are recorded and analyzed by lawyers.
Contrary to article 10 of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights and article 13 of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which proclaim the right to fair counsel, Massimov has not been allowed to have impartial counsel.
His case is classified as «top secret», which paves the way for arbitrary detention and fabrication of accusations.
KarimMassimov.com, as well as independent media, will continue to inform further developments from the international community in support of Karim Massimov.
Growing international support for Karim Massimov gives additional hope to all political prisoners in Kazakhstan. There should be an authoritative international monitoring mission on human rights in Kazakhstan.