Almaty activists published a petition addressed to President Tokayev on the Change.org platform. Almaty was the most affected city in the tragic January events, affected by the illegal actions of the authorities (arbitrary detentions, arrests, torture, and murders). The persecution of citizens continues.

Civic activists ask Tokayev to take a wise step in order to avoid a split in society and a civil war. The authors of the petition ask Tokayev to announce a nationwide amnesty for all those who are persecuted in connection with the January events. By March 29, the petition had garnered 935 courageous supporting signatures across the country.

“Now is the time for everyone to unite, the time when we need to turn the page of the past and work together to save the country in the conditions of the war between Russia and Ukraine and the devastation that will follow with it!” the petition says.