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Lawyer of Kamil Ruziev appeals lawfulness of detention of human rights activist

An appeal was filed to the Issyk-Kul Regional Court regarding the legality of detention and institution of proceedings against the head of Ventus human rights organization, Kamil Ruziev. Son of the human rights activist, Azat Ruziev, told.

According to him, the lawyer has not been given the case file for a long time. «Only last night we have managed to get it, and today, before 5:00 p.m., we should have time to write an appeal and file it. We still cannot get the trial record on May 31, despite our repeated statements. They want to thoroughly clean the protocol in order to falsify their case,» Azat Ruziev believes.

He noted that Kamil Ruziev continues undergoing treatment. «He’s not just in the hospital because of his hunger strike, stress, and blood pressure. He suffered acute bronchitis and a head injury sustained along with other fractures after he was severely beaten by an employee of the Ombudsman’s Office in Issyk-Kul region together with his sons in order to relieve him of his post. After that, my dad left the Ombudsman’s Office, and Abdyldaev fled the country with his sons,» Azat Ruziev said.

Recall, officers of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan detained the human rights activist on May 31 in the evening in Karakol. The court placed Kamil Ruziev under house arrest.

Civil activists are outraged by the criminal prosecution of the human rights activist. Kamil Ruziev is widely known as a lawyer helping victims of torture by police officers. He also informs about violations of the law by law enforcement officers.