Akorda’s sights set on Muratbek Ketebayev
© mukhtarablyazov.org 04.02.2014

Kazakh authorities are continuing in their attempts to prosecute Muratbek Ketebayev, the president of the 'Civic Engagement' Foundation, who was granted refugee status in Poland in late 2013. Previously, Astana charged the human rights defender with inciting social discord and undermining the constitutional system and are currently accusing Ketabayev of complicity in misappropriation of funds.

According to the Kazakh edition of Forbes magazine, Ketebayev is a suspect in a criminal case, conducted by Kazakhstan’s financial police, pertaining to the alleged embezzlement of BTA Bank funds. How could Ketebayev have taken part in the alleged crime? How exactly, could he have been involved? This is not yet known, as Poland has yet to receive a request for his extradition in connection with this case. Taking into consideration that previously, the Kazakh authorities failed to achieve Muratbek Ketebayev’s rendering on charges of anti-state activities, and Ketebayev obtained refugee status in Poland, it merely means that Akorda has changed its approach in this case; now trying to accuse him of financial crimes.

Ketebayev also suspects that he has been shadowed in Poland. On his Facebook page, he stated that he had noticed a suspicious car, which for a long time was literally driving bumper to bumper with his vehicle… "At first I thought these were people working for the government of Kazakhstan, later I thought they were the local police… Then I remembered how I had been warned that on the order of Akorda, a UK law firm, which hired a detective agency, may be operating in Poland.


Country Austria Belgium Czech Republic France Germany Italy Kazakhstan Poland Russia Spain Ukraine Topic Ablyazov Aix-en-Provence Aleksander Kwaśniewski Alexander Pavlov Alga! Aliyia Turusbekova Alma Shalabayeva Alua Ablyazova amnesty Amnesty International Ana Maria Gomes Angelino Alfano Antonin Lévy Astana asylum Audiencia Nacional Bill Browder Bolat Atabayev BTA Bank Bundestag Cassation Court Catherine Ashton Christiane Taubira Corbas Danielle Auroi Decembrists Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan Denis Grunis deportation economy EEAS Elena Valenciano Elisabeth Guigou Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement EU-Kazakhstan European Commission European Union extradition Federica Mogherini Fernando Maura Barandiaran Filippo Grandi Five Star Movement France Francois Hollande Frank Schwabe freedom of speech Garry Kasparov Home Office HRW human rights i-link Ignacio Sánchez Amor ill-treatment Ilyas Khrapunov Ilyashev & Partners international protection Interpol Iogan Merkel Irene Lozano ITAR-TASS Jacek Saryusz-Wolski Jaromír Štětina Jean-Claude Juncker Kazakhgate Kazakhstan Kazakhstan’s Prosecutor’s General Office Kazaword Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski Kozlovska Kramek Laurent Fabius Lev Ponomarov Libero llyashev & Partners Lyon Lyudmyla Kozlovska Madina Ablyazova Mady Delvaux-Stehres Manuel Valls Manuela Serra Marcin Święcicki Marju Lauristin Mark Feygin Matteo Renzi Maurizio Improta Mediapart Michał Boni Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Ablyazov Muratbek Ketebayev Nail Malyutin National Preventive Mechanism Nazarbayev Niccolo Rinaldi Nicolas Sarkozy non-refoulement principle Nursultan Nazarbayev Open Dialog PACE Pavel Svoboda Pavel Zabelin Peter Sahlas political asylum political persecution political prisoner prison privatization Process Rakhat Aliyev Ramazan Yesergepov rankings Red Alert Red Notice refugee status refugees release on parole repressions Russia Russian Federation Samruk-Kazyna Santer Sergey Duvanov Serhiy Khodakivskiy Solange Legras sources Spain Squarcini Statement Succession Sylvie Guillaume Syrym Shalabayev Tatiana Paraskevich the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine Thun Tomáš Zdechovský Tomasz Makowski Tony Blair torture trial Trofimov Tunne Kelam Ukraine unfair trial UNHCR United Nations Urko Aiartza Viktor Shokin Vitaliy Kasko Viviane Reding Vladimir Guzyr Vladimir Kozlov Warrant Yehor Sobolev Yevgeniy Zhovtis Yukos Zhanaozen Zinaida Mukhortova
  • World reacts