Scientology is holding this Kazakh 20-year-old prisoner, says her media-grabbing mom - 2016-06-20
We turn to the Underground Bunker's Russian-language wing to help us with a story developing in Kazakhstan that has generated some excitement over at WhyWeProtest.net and elsewhere. And even with expert translation assistance, this story is a bit batty and we'd like to get it more completely sorted out.
At this point, what we think we know is that one mother in Kazakhstan, Dina Tylevich, has taken on Scientology in a big way and is trying to get the top levels of government there interested in helping her recover her daughter, Regina Hikmatulina, 20, who Dina says is in the US illegally as a Sea Org member at Scientology's spiritual mecca, the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida.
The story has been covered by numerous press outlets in Kazakhstan, and in some depth by the news portal Nur.KZ, which a Kazakh friend tells us is very popular there.