Picket in support of activist Serikzhan Bilash held in Almaty
Almaty. July 12. KazTAG - Picket in support of Kazakh activist Serikzhan Bilash is being held in Almaty.
About 10 activists- participants of the events on December 16 1986 have gathered near Zheltoksan monument on the crossing of Zheltoksan and Satpayev streets in Almaty claiming release of the leader of organization for protection of rights of ethnic Kazakhs in China Atazhurt Eriktireli, who has been under house arrest. Picketers are claiming to stop prosecution against Bilash.
“Prosecution of Serikzhan is a prosecution of all the Kazakh people," reads the banner of the protestors.
They also recalled the activists recognized by the European Parliament as political prisoners indicating Aron Atabek, Maks Bokayev and other well-known figures.
No policemen have arrived to the scene. The picket is held peacefully.
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