Former Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Dr. Karim Massimov, pleaded not guilty on all accounts in court.

The politically-motivated trial against Massimov, shrouded under national security secrecy, has been ongoing since November 18, 2022 at the City Court of Astana.

Dr. Massimov has been held in solitary confinement for over a year since January 5, 2022, despite multiple international calls for his immediate and imminent release on humanitarian grounds.