The imprisoned oil workers in Kazakhstan

Lists of jailed oil workers compiled by Tirek, a Kazakh NGO that monitors political prisoners. Last updated 21 April 2014, from information published by Tirek and Radio Azattyq

 

These residents of Zhanaozen are listed as imprisoned.

Kanat Apuazhanovich Zhusipbaev. Six years’ imprisonment under Article 241, part 1 of the criminal code of Kazakhstan (“organisation of, and participation in, mass disorder”). Date of birth, 12 September 1979. Temporarily unemployed; no previous convictions; good references from previous employers. Four underage children. Due to be released: 17 January 2018.

Shabdal Mendikhanovich Utkilov. Five years’ imprisonment under Article 241, part 1 of the criminal code of Kazakhstan (“organisation of, and participation in, mass disorder”). Date of birth, 29 December 1971. Temporarily unemployed; no previous convictions; good references from previous employers. Five children, of which three are underage. Due to be released: 18 January 2017.

 

These residents of Zhanaozen were in prison, and have now been transferred to colony-settlements.

Roza Aitbaevna Tuletaeva. Five years’ imprisonment under Article 241, part 1 of the criminal code of Kazakhstan (“organisation of, and participation in, mass disorder”). Transferred from prison to a colony-settlement in January 2014. Was one of the main activists and spokespersons of the striking oil workers. Date of birth, 10 December 1964. Temporarily unemployed; no previous convictions; good references from previous employers. Two underage children, who are now living with her elder daughter. Due to be released: 3 January 2017.

Maksat Romanovich Dosmagambetov. Six years’ imprisonment under Article 241, part 1 of the criminal code of Kazakhstan (“organisation of, and participation in, mass disorder”). Transferred to a colony-settlement at Aktau on 24 March 2014. Date of birth, 1 November 1982. Temporarily unemployed; no previous convictions; good references from previous employers. Three underage children. Due to be released: 20 December 2017.

Naryn Sagindikovich Dzharilgasinov. Six years’ imprisonment under Article 241, part 1 of the criminal code of Kazakhstan (“organisation of, and participation in, mass disorder”). Transferred to a colony-settlement at Aktau on 24 March 2014. Date of birth, 8 April 1979. Temporarily unemployed; no previous convictions; good references from previous employers. Three underage children. Due to be released: 19 December 2017.

 

These residents of Shetpe (a village near Zhanaozen) are listed as imprisoned.

Kazhimurat Avezov. Four years’ imprisonment under Article 241, part 2 of the criminal code of Kazakhstan (“participation in mass disorder”). When the demonstration in Shetpe was dispersed, on 17 December 2011, he was at home (his sister witnessed this). At court this was confirmed by a local police officer, but the judge did not take his evidence into account. He was not shown in police video evidence from the demonstration. Due to be released: 19 December 2015.

Gabiden Bakhytzhan. Three years’ imprisonment under Article 241, part 2 of the criminal code of Kazakhstan (“participation in mass disorder”). Worked as a music teacher; he has a class 2 disability; has five children. According to his wife’s evidence, on 17 December 2011 he was in the main square, urging people to be calm and to disperse, so that no blood would be spilt. This was confirmed by video evidence and by other witnesses. Due to be released: 19 December 2014.

Nurbolat Sabyrbaev. Three years’ imprisonment under Article 241, part 2 of the criminal code of Kazakhstan (“participation in mass disorder”). His mother testified that he was not at the main square when the police opened fire on demonstrators. She says that Nurbolat, who is 23, was identified by police officers from class photographs taken in the 9th grade of school. Due to be released: 19 December 2014.

 

The following residents of Zhanaozen were jailed, but are now reported by Tirek to have been released. They were all sentenced to three years’ imprisonment under Article 241, part 2 of the criminal code of Kazakhstan (“participation in mass disorder”).

Tanatar Dzhailganovich Kaliev. Four years’ imprisonment under Article 241, part 1 of the criminal code of Kazakhstan (“organisation of, and participation in, mass disorder”). He alone during the trial publicly denounced the use of torture in pre-trial detention. Date of birth, 18 May 1964. Temporarily unemployed; no previous convictions; good references from previous employers. Five children, of which three are underage. Due to be released: 22 December 2016.

Talgat Kuatbaevich Saktaganov. Four years’ imprisonment under Article 241, part 1 of the criminal code of Kazakhstan (“organisation of, and participation in, mass disorder”). During the seven-month strike he travelled to sessions of the European parliament and OSCE, in order to make the oil workers’ situation known internationally. Date of birth, 3 January 1968. Temporarily unemployed; no previous convictions; good references from previous employers. Two children. Due to be released: 23 December 2015.

Bauyrzhan Amanuly Nepes.

Murat Kosbarmakov.

Zharas Anshibaevich Besmagambetov.

Marat Umirzakovich Aminov.

Nurlan Askaruly.

Kairat Amankosovich Adilov.

 

Information last updated on 21 April 2014. These lists may not be complete, or completely accurate. Please send any extra information to me at gabriel.levy.mail@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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