Who, Why and How exiled: Moldir Adilova is an accountant by trade. She joined the land reform demonstrations in Almaty in May to express her civic stance, but was detained for 15 days ( Talant, 2016; Human Rights Watch, 2016).
Stage 2 details (arrest/ detention/ extradition): In Almaty on the night of May 17, police rounded up at least six activists: Moldir Adilova, Suiunduk Aldabergenov, Kuanysh Kunbolatov, Kural Medeu, Bakhytzhan Toregozhena, and Marat Uatkan. All were sentenced to 15 days of administrative detention in hearings in the middle of the night and the following morning ( Human Rights Watch, 2016).
Current status: She is currently seeking political exile in Ukraine ( Talant, 2016).
Press sources: Human Rights Watch, 2017. 'Kazakhstan: Activists Rounded Up Allow Peaceful Protests, Cease Harassment'. May 18, 2016.[Online]. Available at: https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/05/18/kazakhstan-activists-rounded Talant, B., 2016. 'Kazakh opposition activists flock to Kyiv', December 23, 2016. Kyiv Post. [Online].Available at: https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/kazakh-opposition-activists-flock-kyiv.html