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Father Of U.S. Citizen Journalist Jailed In Ukraine Accuses Biden Of ‘Complicity’

via Guardian News
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American citizen journalist Gonzalo Lira’s father accuses the Biden administration of complicity in his son’s imprisonment in Ukraine, refuting State Department claims of assistance.

Lira’s critiques of the Zelensky government and Western response to the Russian invasion led to his arrest.

Despite facing imprisonment under Ukraine’s wartime propaganda laws, there is no evidence of criminal activity beyond his public comments and videos. (Trending: Tucker Carlson Reveals ‘Secret’ Project He’s Been Working On For Months)

Lira allegedly had “criminal intent aimed at the manufacture, distribution materials containing justification, recognition as legitimate, denial of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which began in 2014, as well as justification, recognition as legitimate of the temporary occupation of part of Ukraine territory.”

“The charges against me are just because of my opinion about this conflict, I did no harm to anyone,” Lira said prior to his most recent imprisonment.

“We are aware of the detention of Mr. Lira in Ukraine. We take our role in assisting U.S. citizens abroad seriously and are providing all appropriate assistance,” the U.S. State Department stated.

“We are monitoring the situation but have no further comment at this time. We reiterate our message that U.S. citizens should not travel to Ukraine due to the active armed conflict.”

The U.S. State Department’s response to Lira’s situation has been criticized, with claims of inadequate support and a lack of defense assistance.

“The embassy has just burned out Gonzalo. An American citizen by birth is in jail because he was exercising his right of freedom of speech,” Lira’s father pressed.

“The U.S.A. government, with its silence in the face of this scandalous incident, suggests a degree of complicity, or at least tacit approval of Gonzalo’s arrest since nothing else explains the conspicuous lack of response,” he added.

“Isn’t it odd that four days later after condemning Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Gonzalo was arrested? Why wasn’t he detained earlier?”

“Did the State Department give Zelensky the green light to put my son in jail?” he continued.

“My son is a victim of this Biden government and his relation with that puppet Zelensky,” adding, “He is a brave man, telling the truth all along, from day one he predicted what would happen, that Ukraine would never win a war with Russia and that the U.S.A. and the NATO countries would bleed with armaments, support them to kingdom come, but what is the cost now?”

“I’m not a black lesbian druggie, or a transgender grifter. Besides, (Under Secretary of State) Victoria Nuland hates my guts, or so I’m told,” Lira said.

Elon Musk and Senator J.D. Vance have raised concerns about Lira’s imprisonment, questioning the Biden administration’s response.

“Is there more to this story than simply criticizing Zelensky? If that’s all it is, then we have [a] serious problem here,” Elon Musk asked.

“Ukraine is holding an American journalist hostage. This is a disgrace. And why is the Biden admin opening up the checkbook without any accountability?” Senator J.D. Vance said.

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