MOSCOW, March 13. / TASS /. Employees of the FBI appealed to the Immigration Bureau of Thailand in an attempt to organize a meeting with the detained in this country video bloggers Alexander Kirillov and Anastasia Vashakevich, better known under the pseudonyms Alex Leslie and Nastya Rybka, but were refused. About it reported on Tuesday, CNN with reference to a source in Thailand.
According to CNN, an inquiry was made by FBI agents last week. His refusal to satisfy the local authorities was explained by the fact that only their official representatives or family members have the right to meet with detainees.
Ten people – eight Russians, as well as citizens of Belarus and Lithuania – were taken into custody in Thailand in late February for conducting illegal sex training. Some of the organizers of this event, attended by more than 40 Russian tourists – Alexander Kirillov and Anastasia Vashakevich. On February 27, six of the detainees, including Vashkevich and Kirillov, were released on bail of 150,000 baht ($ 4,700) for one person, but were again taken into custody by employees of the Immigration Bureau of Thailand, as the agency revoked their visas.
Later, Vashakevich and Kirillov were transferred to Bangkok, where they were placed in a temporary detention facility of the Immigration Bureau of Thailand. They are expected to remain in custody for several months until the trial, after which deportation awaits them. In this case, in the case of Vashkevich, she will be sent to Minsk, since Nastia Rybka, a well-known in Russia, is a citizen of Belarus.
Earlier, Vashakevich offered to the American media information about the alleged interference in the US presidential election and the ex-head of Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters, Semi Manafort, in exchange for assistance in releasing from prison in Thailand. Last week, State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said the State Department was not aware of any plans to listen to Vashkevich, noting that US authorities are supporting American citizens, and she is not.
On Vashukevich previously filed a lawsuit businessman Oleg Deripaska on the fact of placing on social networks private photos on which the businessman is captured, as well as secretly recorded audio tapes revealing details of his private life.