Russian Businessman, Vladimir Kokorev, as well as his wife and son, remain behind bars in the Canary Islands, held for more than 15 months on a dodgy material witness warrant, in a money laundering investigation, with political overtones, that violates European Union laws on human rights.
Any possible prosecution of the Kokorev family is barred by the Statute of Limitations, as well as res judicata, as the case was closed years ago, but due to greedy Spanish commercial interests, who covet the oil of Equatorial Guinea, and think Kokorev will ultimately implicate EG President Obiang, and drive him from office. They remain in custody in a case that smacks of the Dreyfuss Affair.
A judge in the Court of Instruction, in Las Palmas, Ana Isabel de Vega Serrano, has intentionally, and maliciously, extended the incarceration many times, claimed the file and all information therein are secret, and in general held Kokorev incommunicado, for more than a year, in an effort to get him to confess to crimes he did not commit. If this sounds like a scenario from a Kafka novel, it is truly much worse.
This case should be heard by the European Court on Human Rights, forthwith, and these people released. Furthermore, Judge Serrano should be fired, and arrested, for using the bench to further the purposes of Spanish commercial and moneyed interests. Some judicial supervisory officials in Madrid have a lot of explaining to do; they let a provincial judge repeatedly break the law. Let these people go free.
Chronicles of Monte Friesner
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock