Kazakhstan: Prisoner of Conscience released, but at what cost?
Serikzhan Bilash, who has been instrumental in exposing human rights violations against Muslim ethnic minorities in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in China was released in Almaty late on Friday night as a result of a plea bargain with the prosecution. The nature of his release raises serious questions about the state of Kazakhstan’s justice system and the authorities’ failure to respect and protect human rights defenders.
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