|Serikzhan Bilash speaks up for those being arrested “for no reason.”
Case #1—Nurlan Nabyuli by his son, Parasat Nurlanuli, a Kazakh citizen:
In 2017, I immigrated permanently to our fatherland, Kazakhstan, and became a citizen in 2018.
In 2000, due to health issues, my father, Nurlan Nabyuli, a former court staff member in Koktogay County, retired from the organization. In March 2018, local police arrested him—for no reason.
Nurlan Nabyuli arrested in March 2018
( Photo: Serikzhan Bilash)
Case #2—Nagyz Mukhammeduly by his mother and brother:
Naziken Bikey, 80-year-old mother of Nagiz Muhammad said:
In 2010, our family immigrated to Kazakhstan from China. In March, 2018, Koktogay County police detained my son, Nagiz Muhammad. Then, on September 20, 2020, the court sentenced him to life imprisonment.
My son is innocent.
I plead to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to the Minister of the Foreign affairs of Kazakhstan, and to the International human rights organizations to help my innocent son.
Umbetay Muhammaduli, brother of Nagiz Muhammad, recounts:
In 2010, our family immigrated to Kazakhstan from China. Born in 1968, Nagiz worked at the Koktogay County culture house for more then 30 years. In 2015, he settled his wife and two children down in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Nagiz stayed in Altay City to work but traveled back and forth to spend time with his family. On March 14, 2018, Koktogay police arrested Nagiz and took him into custody—for no reason.
Then, we lost contact with Nagiz. On September 20, 2020, the local court simultaneously sentenced him, Nurlan Nabyuli, and Tolkhin Sogisayuli to life imprisonment. The court based their judgments on false accusations like:
- being a Nationalist,
- trying to subvert the integrity of the country, and
- being a political criminal.
CCP authorities used torture to force Nagiz, Nurlan Nabyuli, and Tolkhin Sogisayuli to plead guilty.
Therefore, I plead to the president of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Khasimzhomart Tokhaev, the Kazakh government, and the international community to save my brother.
My mother. and I recorded the following video appeal for Nagiz:
Case #3—Tolkyn Sogysaiuly by his father-in-law, Khadilbek Tuymebayuli:
Tolkyn Sogysaiuly (a descendant of Ospan Batyr’s cousins) born 1 June 1968 in the Koktogay region of the PRC, had been teaching at secondary school №1 of the Koktogay region since 1990. Local police arrested him in December 2017 without any explanation—for no reason.
Koktogay county (in Chinese Fuyun) Altay district Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture:
For the reason of the arbitrarily arresting of my son-in-law, Tolkhin Sogisayuli, I appeal to the UN Human Rights Committee, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the International human rights organizations.
|Khadilbek Tuymebayuli, father-in-law of Tolkhin Sogisayuli,
(Photo: Serikzhan Bilash)
Police arrested Tolkhin Sogisayuli’ (ID number: 652623196806010011) on December 15, 2017 without providing any legal reason. On July 10, 2020, the court sentenced Tolkhin to life imprisonment without convicting him—for no reason.During his three years imprisonment, officers have tortured and beaten Tolkhin, at times breaking his arms and legs. He has suffered severe injuries all over his body.CCP authorities have not yet provided any evidence of Tolkhin’s conviction.
Backstory of Ospan Islamoğlu:
Before the age of 10, Ospan Islamoğlu, who lived a nomadic life, had become a skillful rider and master hunter. In time, as the nation of Kazakhstan considered him brave… a hero.
At the age of 12. Ospan, born in 1899, in Öngdirkara, in the Köktogay region of Altay, the son of İslâm Bey, a farmer of middle class from Altay Cossacks, entered his service of Böke Batur, a Kazakh Turk. Here, as he served, Ospanr learned martial arts. After the Chinese captured Batur and decapitated him, Ospan packed his gun and traveled to the mountain alone.
Although Ospan struggled alone until the CCP executed him in Urumqi on 29 April 1951, his legacy continues and contributes to one of the reasons CCP authorities have arrested his grandsons and other relatives.
(Photo: Creative Commons)
Timeline of Ospan Islamoğlu:
1940: Armed himself and traveled to the mountain, There, he struggled against increasing pressure that China and Russia wielded, trying to control Kazakhstan.
1941: With the aim to liberate all Altai lands and East Turkestan from the Chinese and Russians.
1943: Ospan started to clear the Altays from the Chinese and appeared to have reached that goal.
1945: Turks seized control of all but a few cities in East Turkestan. Despite an intolerable and dangerous situation for the Chinese, the Chinese armies implemented harsh and intense operations in the region. Ospan, removed from Targabatay and Altays, began the battle with 30,000 people, but by 1950 this number dropped to approximately 4000.