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Kazakh advocate of Muslim rights in China set free in plea bargain

ALMATY: A Kazakh rights activist who campaigned against detention of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in special camps in China has pleaded guilty to a hate speech charge in exchange for securing his freedom, his lawyer said on Saturday. Serkzhan Bilash, a naturalized Kazakh citizen born in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, led Atajurt, a group that has worked for the release of ethnic Kazakhs from camps where activists say more than a million Uighurs are held. (Reuters)

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