On August 25, the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan published a press release, stating that the formal “investigation” into the alleged case against Dr. Karim Massimov has concluded and that his detention has been prolonged until October 6 for a period of case familiarization.

Dr. Massimov suffers from a severe diagnosis that should grant him house arrest during the pre-trial phase, which has not been granted in the last 8 months of his arbitrary detention, despite international calls.

The numerous documented violations of Karim’s rights during the investigation should be considered as grounds for the immediate cessation of the case against him.