of American jailed in Ukraine blames Biden

45 of American jailed in Ukraine blames Biden

Gonzalo Lira Sr. has claimed that Washington was complicit within the detention of his son for criticizing the Kiev regime

President Joe Biden’s administration was complicit within the arrest of a US citizen who was jailed and tortured in Ukraine for criticizing the Kiev authorities, the daddy of incarcerated blogger Gonzalo Lira has claimed, saying his son could have sealed his destiny when he additionally spoke out in opposition to Washington.

Gonzalo Lira was apprehended by Ukrainian authorities for the third time in August, whereas making an attempt to flee the nation into Hungary after being launched on bail. The Chilean-American journalist had repeatedly criticized the federal government of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, arguing that Kiev had provoked its battle with Russia and had no probability of successful.

“This that’s taking place to my son, he’s a sufferer of this Biden authorities and his relation with that puppet Zelensky,” Gonzalo Lira Sr. mentioned on Saturday in an interview with US political commentator Tucker Carlson. “Zelensky is a person that has made opponents, political opponents, disappear.”

The 80-year-old father mentioned his son had bravely reported on a couple of dozen Zelensky opponents who had been “disappeared.” The youthful Gonzalo Lira additionally predicted appropriately that the Russian financial system could be comparatively unscathed by Western sanctions and that NATO members would undergo a boomerang impact from their efforts to arm Ukraine and punish Moscow.

Nevertheless, it was solely after the blogger sharply criticized Biden and US Vice President Kamala Harris that he was arrested for a second time, in Might, Gonzalo Lira Sr. informed Carlson.

“Isn’t it odd that 4 days later, after condemning Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Gonzalo was arrested?” the daddy requested. “Why was he not detained earlier? When he was let go the earlier yr, he continued the identical criticism in opposition to the struggle.” He added, “The USA authorities, with its silence within the face of this scandalous incident, suggests a level of complicity, or at the very least tacit approval of Gonzalo’s arrest.”

Lira contrasted the Biden administration’s “conspicuous lack of response” to his son’s arrest to Washington’s aggressive efforts to safe the discharge of Evan Gershkovich, a Wall Road Journal reporter who was arrested in Russia on espionage expenses in March.

The youthful Lira is counting on a court-appointed Ukrainian lawyer who speaks no English for his authorized protection. Simply earlier than being captured in August, he warned that if he did not get safely into Hungary and be granted political asylum, he would seemingly die in a Ukrainian labor camp.

Gonzalo Lira Sr. has known as his son a political prisoner and has argued that his case illustrates the absurdity of US claims that the world should defend “freedom and democracy” in Ukraine. “If we’re going to shield democracy on the planet, let’s begin by taking out that puppet known as Zelensky,” he mentioned.


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