On April 4, Karim Massimov’s physician at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Ernest Brown, issued a medical testimony, relaying the high risk Massimov will face early death due to his continued wrongful detention.

Suffering from emergency surgery in January 2023 due to lack of medical care, in addition to progressive bilateral eye cataracts and severe chronic coronary artery disease, Karim’s “further detention will lead to his early death by heart attack or stroke.”

“If there is no intervention, his health will continue to decline and I fear he will soon succumb to this cruel and inhumane treatment. I am bound by my Hippocratic oath to report and admonish the abuse and neglect suffered by my patient.”

The Government of Kazakhstan must immediately release Karim Massimov from detention.