Urgent Action: Human rights defender under house arrest
Human rights defender Serikzhan Bilash has been under house arrest since 10 March. He is the leader of the human rights organisation Atajurt, which exposes human rights violations against ethnic Kazakhs in China. Serikzhan Bilash is facing charges under Article 174 of the Criminal Code, in an apparent move by the authorities to intimidate and harass him simply for defending human rights. He risks a maximum prison sentence of seven years. He is a prisoner of conscience and should be immediately and unconditionally released.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE IS NOW EXTENDED TO 22 JULY 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in Kazakh, English or Russian to:
Nurdauletov Gizat Daurenbekovich
Prospect Mengilik, 14
Fax: +7 7172 506 402
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor General
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.
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