Suspected CCP-connected “strangers” attack two Kazakhstan refugees who escaped from Xinjiang

Murager Alimuly 被刺伤2刀 stabbed twice; power bank (on right) protected his stomach.
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(Republic of  Kazakhstan—Jan. 22, 2021) Almost simultaneously in two separate locations on January 21, suspected Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-connected “strangers” attacked two Kazakhstan refugees who escaped from Xinjiang. Murager Alimuly and Kaisha Akan both covered violations of ethnic minority rights in China and fled Xinjiang. “Strangers” injured both of them in two separate attacks on the same day.
Murager Alimuly, one of the refugees of Kazakh nationality injured in two attacks.
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Murager Alimuly recounted his experience to a police officer:

Sometime between 10 pm and 11 pm on my way home from going out, two strangers suddenly attacked me. One person started beating me with the iron rod in his hand while the other, who seemed to be clutching a knife, began to repeatedly stab me. Fortunately, the knife hit the power bank in my pocket twice, so it only scratched my belly. The iron rod, however, hammered me so severely that my back hurts terribly.

During the attack, I fell to the ground. The two men then started kicking me over and over and over. When a bright light suddenly intercepted the darkness from the distance, my attackers ran away. My buttocks hurt so badly that I could barely crawl to the side of the road.

Later, I learned that I was not the only one attacked who lives in Almaty. On the same day and almost at the same time, strangers had also attacked and badly beaten Kaisha Ahan. She, like me, had escaped to  Kazakhstan from Xinjiang.

I do not have any enemies. After being released from prison in China and moving to Kazakhstan, I have not offended anyone. I am sure this incident was not accidental. It definitely has something to do with China.


Kaisha Akan被别人攻击受伤 also suffered injuries during an attack on the same day.
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The following excerpt from a Russian report, translated using Deepl:

Attacks on Chinese refugees Kaisha Akan and Murager Alimula. …

Kazakhs Kaisha Akan and Murager Alimuly, who fled Xinjiang and covered violations of ethnic minority rights in China, were injured in two attacks on the same day and around the same time in Almaty and in the suburb of Nur-Sultan. The human rights activist does not consider this a coincidence.


Kaisha Akan, who was granted asylum in Kazakhstan last year, was attacked late on the night of January 21 near her home in Almaty, Bekzat Maksutkhanuly, head of the unregistered Nagyz Atatürkurt organization, which raises problems of persecution of Kazakhs and members of other Xinjiang indigenous ethnic groups, told Azattyk.

– Kaisha called me [Maksutkhanuly] and said that unknown people had beaten her. Her voice was weak. She said that she was attacked from around the corner as she was returning home from shopping. She was hit in the head with an unknown object, strangled and dragged on the ground, after which she lost consciousness. When she came to, she called me….

Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men;
Preserve me from violent men,
                                      ~ Psalm 140:1 (NKJV)
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