The YouTube administration blocked the channel of blogger Kuat Akhmetov, in which he posted a video with “language raids” in Kazakhstan.
Now a channel called “Til maydani online parties” not available on YouTube search. When you try to go to his page using the link, the inscription appears: “This account has been blocked for numerous or serious violations of YouTube’s rules regarding insults, bullying and threats.”
Akhmetov launched his own channel in December last year. Kazakhs on roller skates show on camera the so-called “language raids” on the knowledge of the state language. Kazakhs require employees of banks, shops, pharmacies, cafes and gas stations to serve them in Kazakh or translate documents. Similar “checks” took place in Astana, Almaty, Pavlodar, Uralsk and other cities.
At the end of August, due to the publication of a similar video, the Almaty police start against Akhmetov pre-trial investigation into the case of inciting ethnic hatred (Article 174 of the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan). This article provides for the restriction of freedom for a period of two to seven years. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia 50 years earlier banned Akhmetov to enter the country.