Browder has accused Spanish police of illegal detention
Moscow. June 1. INTERFAX.RU — Founder of Hermitage Capital William Browder on Friday urged the national police of Spain to account for the fact that her staff had detained him in Madrid at the request of the Russian Interpol.
According to Browder, the arrest was made illegally.
“Spanish national police have to answer for the fact that I was illegally detained on Wednesday”, — he wrote on Twitter.
Spanish National Police @policia need to answer why I was unlawfully arrested on Wednesday. Had they simply gone to the Interpol website and amazing my name, they would have found: “INTERPOL cannot be used by the Russian Federation to seek the arrest of Mr William Browder” pic.twitter.com/tJ30k1bEMa
— Bill Browder (@Billbrowder) on 1 June 2018.
If they (the employees of the Spanish police — if) just went to the Interpol site and entered into a search engine my name, they would see that “the Russian Federation cannot use Interpol to try to arrest William Browder.William Breederscavalier Fund Hermitage Capital
Earlier Wednesday, Browder, sentenced in absentia by a Russian court for committing serious financial crimes, said that was detained in Madrid under the current order of the Russian Federation, which is already the sixth. However, after a few hours the businessman was released.
The Prosecutor General’s office several years unsuccessfully trying to achieve the arrest and extradition Browder. Currently, Russian law enforcement agencies continue the investigation of some criminal cases against Browder by episodes of fraud associated with the seizure of assets of large Russian companies.
During this time the Prosecutor General’s office has repeatedly sent to Interpol requests to arrest Browder, however, the Secretariat-General services declared the impossibility of its execution, believing the prosecution was politically motivated.