Arrested Kazakh journalist on hunger strike

Арестованная казахская журналистка объявила голодовку

The journalist was arrested

The court arrested the woman for 18 days.

Kiev Svyatoshinsky court arrested Kazakh journalist Ahmet the First 18 days. In this regard, she went on hunger strike. It is reported by the journalist’s lawyer Vladislav Grishchenko, reports Hromadske.

Therefore the journalist must remain in jail for another 15 days, with the already completed time there. The defense plans to appeal the decision.

“We believe that the judge had illegally brought to the case a certificate stating that Ahmet was denied refugee status. It was not notarized photocopy. How this help could get to the Prosecutor? The Prosecutor’s office is not a party in her immigration case. We will appeal,” — said Grishchenko.

According to him, Zhanara Ahmet after the court decision went on hunger strike.

The authorities of Kazakhstan accuses journalist article 177 of the Criminal code — that is, fraud. Protection insists that Zhanara already been to the land condemned under this article and repeated the punishment will be illegal.

Now the procedure for 18 days the authorities of Kazakhstan sent extradition request and the Ukrainian side will have to make a decision.

We will remind, the journalist of the Thanks Ahmet, who in March 2017 fled from Kazakhstan to the Ukraine, was arrested in Kiev.