William Browder announced his arrest in Madrid at the request of Russia
TASS, may 30. Founder of the British Fund Hermitage Capital William Browder said that he was detained in Spain. On Twitter on Wednesday he wrote that he was detained on request of the Russian Federation.
“Only what [I] was arrested by the Spanish police in Madrid at the request of the Russian Interpol. Sitting in the back seat of a police car, going to the station. What I did not say,” wrote Browder.
In the back of the Spanish police car going to the station on the Russian arrest warrant. They won’t tell me which station pic.twitter.com/Xwj27xC7Zd
— Bill Browder (@Billbrowder) 30 may 2018.
Earlier, the Tver Moscow court found Browder guilty of deliberate bankruptcy, tax evasion of more than 3 billion roubles and sentenced him to nine years in prison in absentia. The same sentence can be a business partner Browder, Ivan Cherkasov. Was also satisfied the civil suit against Browder and Cherkasov 4.2 billion. In January, Browder’s lawyers appealed the verdict of the Tver court.
The Prosecutor General’s office has repeatedly sent to Interpol request for the arrest of the founder of Hermitage Capital, but until recently, information about his satisfaction has not been received. The last report about the preparation of a new request appeared in December 2017.