According to a May 11 press release of the National Security Committee (KNB), Dr. Karim Massimov’s detention in a remand prison has been prolonged until June 6, 2022. 

The press release states that Dr. Massimov is “subject to pre-trial investigations into actions aimed at forcibly seizing power and abuse of office.”

On May 20, 2022 Human Rights Watch, called for an open, independent investigation into the January events:

“The Kazakhstan government has also failed to hold to account those responsible for serious human rights violations during the violence and unrest in January, when 200 people were killed and hundreds of people reportedly tortured during a series of protests. The government should immediately open an independent investigation, that includes international and national experts.”

Karim Massimov’s health condition, including severe chronic coronary artery disease, requires immediate independent medical attention.