We understand that the whole problem is that Bilash speaks against China - Umarova

Date: 11:19, 19-08-2019.

Almaty. August 19. KazTAG - Aiman Umarova,  defense lawyer of Serikzhan Bilash, leader of the Atajurt Erikteleri movement, said in court that her former client was prosecuted because of his position  in respect of China.
“We said:“ Why was he imprisoned  when there is really no corpus delicti? ” The problem is that Serikzhan Bilash is one of the people who first raised the problem of ethnic Kazakhs, Uighurs, Kyrgyz, Bashkirs, Tatars, Christians, - all minorities who are placed in retraining camps. And we began to understand that, in principle, the whole problem is that he speaks against China, ” said Umarova on Sunday on her social network page.
She noted that the case was monitored by the leading world human rights organizations, the UN, as well as by various diplomatic missions.
The lawyer also commented on the “procedural agreement” on the recognition of guilt by the activist, which she did not sign, but “thanks” to which the former political activist was  released.
"There is no reason for joy. An innocent person was condemned to show China that there will be nothing against them. Then I find out that he was given a ban, for seven years, as I was told, that he will no longer be engaged in public activities - that is, he will not speak out against China. So what have we done? On the first day, when he was taken from Almaty to Nur- Sultan, I said that the main goal  is to ban him from speaking against China. And now, the goal has been achieved, " she said.


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