I received a letter from Vladimir Ivanovich Kozlov. He wrote: "Everything is about the same as usual, I think while sitting, I think while writing, I think while sleeping and hence I am becoming wise! So to say, there are so many things around me which do not occur in the life outside prison, but one needs to know about them, and to know the nature of them too, as later, in 'normal' life, we will encounter the same things! So, briefly speaking, I am not wasting time! Everything is going to be fine, because we have a great team-our 'Alga' and 'DCK'! I'm sure many who have been 'ill', will recover, because we are on the side of Good, and our mission is to carry it to the people! This is how Vladimir Ivanovich responded to my questions and I felt so relieved, suddenly, the Sense of Life appeared! Thank God that there is such a Man on earth!
Born 1982, civic activist from Kazakhstan.Lawyer by profession. In 2005 she married Vladimir Kozlov, Kazakh opposition member, the leader of the 'Alga!' party, who was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison in 2012. Kozlov's conviction was deemed by international opinion to be politically motivated.
Despite open threats from the NSC (security services of Kazakhstan), confiscation of property, and even the demolition of their house, Aliya continues to strive for the release of her husband and the restoration of his good reputation.
She meets with politicians, journalists and NGO activists from different countries.