Following David A. Merkel’s petition to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions, Dr. Karim Massimov’s case will be considered during the Group’s 94th Session, which will take place in Geneva between 29 August and 2 September 2022.

Karim Massimov was detained on January 5th, following widespread unrest in the country. The UN Working Group petition was submitted with the support of Lord Pannick QC and Timothy Otty QC as legal counsel.

Dr. Massimov’s case serves as an example for all arbitrary detainees who have been criminally prosecuted, arrested, and detained following the events in January in Kazakhstan.