An 18-year-old girl from Lequile (Lecce), Amina Milo Kalelkyzy, has been locked up in prison in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, for three months. She was arrested on July 11 on charges of international drug trafficking and faces between 10 and 15 years in prison. “An unfounded accusation because there is no evidence,” say her parents Assemgul Sapenova and Sergio Milo, according to whom the eighteen-year-old girl was “abused, beaten and segregated by the police” and had “suffered attempted rape.” The young woman – writes Apulian newspaper – had traveled to the Central Asian country with her mother, Assemgul Sapenova, to visit relatives who live there. According to the local newspaper’s reconstruction, Kalelkyzy was first detained on July 2 and released after one night in custody. Two days later, two police officers arrested her again and she was tricked into a private apartment where she was segregated and mistreated for 16 days. The army would also have asked her mother by telephone for a ransom of 60,000 euros to recover her daughter.
At that point, Sapenova decided to contact the Italian embassy in Astana, which obtained her release. However, on July 11, the young woman was summoned again by the police, who “induced” her to sign some documents in a language she does not understand, because “she does not know Russian or Kazakh”, and then arrested her, accusing her of drug trafficking. international. Kalelkyzy, after having rejected all the charges against him, wrote a note asking for “help from Italy and in particular from Minister Antonio Tajani: please, I want to return home,” reads a sheet of a notebook entrusted to his mother. . La Farnesina writes DriveHe assured that the Minister of Foreign Affairs – informed of the events – has given instructions to the embassy in Astana to guarantee maximum assistance to the compatriot who receives periodic visits from the Italian consular staff.
The appeal of parents
From Kazakhstan, Amina’s mother explained toDrive that her daughter has attempted suicide twice since she was arrested. «The first after an attempted rape, the second when she was denied house arrest. He feels bad because no one believes him. She is tired, she has lost nine kilos. We are all very depressed. It is difficult to enter the prison here: after long waits I can only see it for 15 minutes. “I can’t leave her with these wolves,” Sapenova told the news agency. While her adoptive father, Sergio Milo, appealed “to the Italian government to intervene in this matter in which all international rights have been violated: my daughter was kidnapped for days without any evidence, without any clue, without giving her a lawyer”. or an interpreter. And they did not communicate anything to either the Italian embassy or my wife.” On three occasions – the last on October 9 – the judge extended the terms of the preventive detention of the 18-year-old young man and ordered an additional month of preventive detention.