Dr. Ernest Brown, Johns Hopkins, has issued a medical testimony on behalf of Karim Massimov.

Massimov’s pre-existing diagnoses, including atherosclerosis, require him to receive immediate intensive medical care, as it puts him at risk of a fatal cardiopulmonary event.

Karim Massimov was also scheduled to receive urgent bilateral eye surgery in January 2022 to prevent long-term vision loss. However, his wrongful detention in solitary confinement and lack of adequate medical care has exacerbated his health concerns.

The Government of Kazakhstan should provide Karim Massimov an urgent humanitarian release, as he faces a fatal outcome in detention.