Kazakhstan: psychiatric detention of lawyer must be ended

The ICJ today expressed its serious concern at the continued detention of lawyer Zinaida Mukhtorova in a psychiatric facility. 

In its statement, the ICJ expressed concern that this detention may amount to an act of harassment or reprisal for Zinaida Mukhtorova’s legitimate exercise of her professional functions. Furthermore, the ICJ is concerned at reports that her detention may have been extended today as a reprisal for her challenging the detention through the courts.

Kazakhstan-LawyerDetention-statement-2013-eng (Read the statement in English)
Kazakhstan-LawyerDetention-statement-2013-rus (Read the statement in Russian)
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