The FBI appealed to the Immigration Bureau of Thailand with the request to organize a meeting with the detainees in this country, the videoblogger Alexander Kirillov and Anastasia Vashkevich, better known under the alias Alex Leslie and her Fish, but was refused.
About it writes on Tuesday, March 13, the website of CNN
with reference to Thai sources.
A request had been made by FBI agents last week. The refusal of the local authorities explained that the right to meet with detainees only have official representatives or members of the families, said the news Agency TASS.
At the end of last month, Vashukevich and Kirillov, involved another investigation of the Fund of struggle against corruption (FBK), asked for political asylum in the United States, about what was discussed in the letter, which attorney Paul Junco, representing the interests of Fish, handed to the American Embassy in Bangkok.
In the letter Leslie notes that in Russia «there was a really big political scandal» because of the investigation of Alexei Navalny, based on videos and photographs in the Fish blog on a social network «Instagram» and her book.
The leader of the Russian opposition, vozglavljajushij FBK, published evidence of close contacts between the businessman Oleg Deripaska and Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko. Persons involved in this scandal, Leslie and the Fish escaped to Thailand, where they were detained by local police.
«We request political asylum, assistance and protection – as quickly as possible, because we have very important information, and we are very much at risk», – quotes the website message Leslie.
«Sex guru» explains that has in its disposal a variety of evidence of «crimes of the Russian government» and is ready to transfer these materials to law enforcement agencies of the United States – in exchange for help. We will remind that on 26 February Thai police arrested ten Russians suspected of holding illegal sex training. Among the detainees was a Fish and Leslie, who later was released on bail, but almost immediately deprived of visas and sent to a centre for illegal migrants.
Newspaper Bangkok Post
reported that the immigration police are planning to deport figurantov scandal and to make their names in the «black list» of illegal immigrants.
The newspaper reminds that earlier, the Fish asked the US for help and said that they are ready to tell American journalists about the relations of the Russian deputies with the President of the United States Donald trump and former head of his campaign staff Paul Manafort.