Thai authorities ban to let media to Nastya Rybka out of compromising evidence on Russia
The female lead of the Navalny’s investigation promised Washington to give evidence of the intervention of the Russian Federation in the US presidential election.
The Thai Foreign Ministry banned the Pattaya court from admitting journalists to Anastasia Vashukevich, better known as Nastya Rybka, because of her promise to give the US press evidence of Russia's interference in the US presidential election. In particular, 16 hours of "audio and video" about the ties of Russian deputies with Donald Trump and the "hype around the elections in the United States," The Bell reports.
“We are asking for your department’s assistance in restricting Ms. Anastasia Vashukevich’s access to the media for a time while [criminal] investigation is ongoing to prevent her claims from being used in the interests of ill-wishers, which may complicate international relations,” the letter to the Foreign Ministry states.
The Ministry’s letter marked as "urgent" was sent on March 2, 2018. On February 27, Vashukevich wrote in her Instagram that she would give compromising material to Washington if the US helped her to be released. Vashukevich, her mentor Alex Leslie and six of their friends are accused of providing sex services, organizing a secret community, and collusion, the defendants face up to 20 years in prison.
The detention of Vashukevich and other defendants took place during the training on seduction, which the defendants conducted in Thailand several times. The defendants link their criminal prosecution with the investigation of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, in the center of which Vashukevich and Leslie turned out to be. The girl repeatedly accompanied Oleg Deripaska and filmed him on a yacht together with the head of the government apparatus, Sergei Prikhodko.