Journalists attacked at press-conference on persecution of mothers in Almaty
Astana. July 22. KazTAG - Journalists have been attacked at the press-conference on persecution of mothers in Almaty, police did not react, said KazTAG reporter.
"Unknown women grabbed the phone from a journalist, camera men were not allowed to film anything. They broke the cams of the journalists of Almaty TV channel and Azattyq radio. These people took away our equipment. Police have arrived, but they are not taking measures," said KazTAG reporter.
Mass media workers had arrived to the press-conference entitled "Government is fighting with mothers and children".
"On July 4 2019 the investigatory court of Almaty changed the measure of restraint from house arrest to two months custody for Zhazira Demeuova, Gulzipa Dzhaukerova and Oksana Schevchuk who were charged being involved in the activity of Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan- group banned in the state. The women who have small children were charged preparing a protest action. Lawyer of Oksana Schevchuk wanted to tell the details how the search was held and the real approach to the organization which was declared extremist by the judgment of the district court," said the announcement.
Lawyer of Oksana Schevchuk- Galym Nurpeisov, and her mother, who is taking care of her four children, planned to speak at the press-conference.
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