Activist Serikjan Bilash speaks to a crowd of Kazakhs at a restaurant in Almaty, Kazakhstan in March 2018. Photo: AP

Serikjan Bilash, fiery critic of Xinjiang crackdown, spared jail in Kazakhstan but must end anti-China activism

  • Activist unexpectedly freed as public and international pressure over his case mounted
  • Bilash says he ‘had no choice’ but to take plea deal to avoid spending seven years behind bars
Topic |   Xinjiang

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Activist Serikjan Bilash speaks to a crowd of Kazakhs at a restaurant in Almaty, Kazakhstan in March 2018. Photo: AP
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