Journalist arrested in Kyiv at Kazakhstan’s request
Kazakh journalist Zhanara Akhmet has been arrested in Kyiv, her lawyer Vladislav Hryshchenko told Hromadske.
According to her lawyer, the journalist and public figure was arrested because she was placed on the Interpol wanted list by the Kazakh government.
Zhanara Akhmet and her 9 year-old son have been living in Kyiv for at least a year, and are applying for political asylum.
“On October 21, the lights were turned off for about 18 hours in Zhanara Akhmet’s apartment. When she went out to the corridor to see what was happening (because there was light in the whole house), she was approached by two …read more