Political persecution of a human rights defender Raigul Sadyrbayeva from Semey. On 12 January 2022, police officers arbitrarily detained a human rights defender RaigulSadyrbayeva. RaigulSadyrbayeva was arrested under the politically motivated criminal case of “mass disorder”. She is likely to be arrested for 2 months for the duration of investigation. Police officers carried out an illegal search and seized the jacket of a human rights defender Aliya Isenova (which she was wearing when she was shot by security forces). The officers confiscated computers and a smartphone. Police officers Ashkhanov.m(head of Department for Combating Extremism), senior investigator Konybayev Birzhan, Sakhaliyev Yerkin. RaigulSadyrbayeva did not participate in any mass riots. The authorities of Kazakhstan violate their international obligations in the field of human rights. This case once again demonstrates the arbitrary nature and political motive behind the persecution of peaceful citizens. We appeal to the US, the European Union, the UK and Canada to publicly demand that the authorities of Kazakhstan stop political persecution and release all those arbitrarily detained.