One of the chairmen of the Social Liberal Party of Kazakhstan “Zhusan”. Kazakh opposition leader and former political prisoner. He began his opposition activity in the early 2000s in the first ranks of the united Kazakh opposition DVK (Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan). He was a member of the central council of the united organisation of opposition forces KYC (For Fair Kazakhstan). During presidential and parliamentary elections in 2005 and 2007, he headed the headquarters of the Kazakh political opposition.