Kazakh General Prosecutor Urges Everyone to Be Understanding Of Taken Measures
The General Prosecutor’s Office of Kazakhstan warns that criminal and administrative penalties will be applied for violation of the established restrictive measures introduced during the state of emergency and quarantine in Nur-Sultan and Almaty. According to article 379 of the Kazakhstan’s Criminal Code, a violator can face a fine of 2,000 monthly calculation indexes (MCI), equivalent of 5,302,000 tenge, US$12,132 or two years in jail.
Evasion of the quarantine is also punishable with a fine of 10 MCI which is 26,510 tenge nearly US$61 or arrest for up to 15 days. If those actions will recklessly result in the mass infection outbreak or death, a perpetrator will face a fine of 2,000 MCI or ten years in jail under article 304 of the Kazakhstan’s Criminal Code.
The statement says: ‘In order to ensure the public security, please be understanding of the taken measures, comply with the legal requirements of the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Internal Affairs, and assist them in identifying and preventing the infection’.
The prosecutor’s office also urges citizens not to disseminate false information and not to react to provocations.
Meanwhile, penal measures are already being taken against those citizens who violate the prescribed restrictions. Thus, an administrative case was instituted against a resident of Turkistan for holding an event during the state of emergency.