“Has been dramatic moments during my imprisonment. Now I can’t wait to go back to Italy. I miss my family, my best friend. And I miss the sea.” Amina Milo, the 18-year-old girl from Apulia released this morning, after three months of detention in Kazakhstan, has been released. “This morning – she adds speaking to Ansa – everything happened suddenly. At one point they told me ‘take your things and go’. And for me it was an indescribable joy. Now I still don’t know when we can start again, we have to complete other things.” The girl was arrested for drug trafficking, “she was acquitted of the charges against her,” said her lawyer.
Amina Milo Kalelkyzy has lived since she was eight years old in Lequile, in the province of Lecce, and is an Italian citizen. She decided to travel to her homeland, Kazakhstan, where she was however imprisoned on charges of international drug trafficking. An accusation as heavy as “unfounded because there is no evidence” has always been maintained by her parents Assemgul Sapenova and Sergio Milo, according to whom her daughter was “abused and segregated by the police.”
Amina immediately rejected all the accusations and from the Astana detention center, where she was held for more than three months, she wrote a note asking “for help to Italy and in particular to Minister Tajani: please, I want to return home.” “. The girl was first detained in mid-June, when she was in the company of a local companion, and was taken “by the police to a private apartment, segregated for about 18 days” during which she was allegedly “abused, humiliated and beaten”, and allegedly “suffered attempted rape”.
The agents would also have asked her mother for 60,000 euros to free the young woman.. And when Sapenova told them that she intended to go to the Italian authorities, she allegedly threatened to “harm Amina.” The police summoned the girl again. She believed that these were simple bureaucratic procedures, but after being “induced” to sign some documents in a language that she does not understand, because she “does not know Russian or Kazakh”, she was arrested again for international drug trafficking. .
“Amina has been released. I thank the Farnesina diplomats and our embassy in Astana for the great work that led to the release of the young Italian. In these difficult days – writes the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Antonio Tajani in X – we have never left her alone, now we expect her soon in Italy.”