According to a letter sent to the US Embassy in Thailand, a Belarussian model and her ‘seduction coach’ pleaded with the United States to grant them asylum in order to help them avoid incarceration in the Thai Justice System. The pair offered classified information on various Russian oligarchs in return for receiving asylum in the US.
The letter says:
“Thai police have caught us and now they plan to extradite us to Russia. We ask you to give us political asylum and protect us as soon as possible because we have information very important for the USA and risk our lives,”
Anastasia Vashukevich and Aleksandr Kirillov, who reportedly usually go by their pen names – Nastya Rybka (‘Little Fish’) and Alex Lesley, were arrested in Thailand this week alongside several other Russian citizens a hotel in Pattaya where they were attending a ‘sexual training course’.
According to Thai authorities, the suspects were held on charges of working without permits and visa violations.
In particular, the young model claims that she has information on Russian billionaire and oligarch Oleg Deripaska, with whom she claims to have had an affair; Vashukevich also claims to have photos and footage that back up her claims.
Vashukevich did not stop at suggesting that she was willing to reveal information on certain Russian figures, saying in a video that she also had information regarding alleged illegal Russian involvement in the US presidential election in 2016. In the video, published on Tuesday, Vashukevich said:
“I am the sole witness and the missing link in the Russian meddling in the US election. In exchange for help from the American secret services I am prepared to provide the needed information to America or Europe or whichever country bails me out of the Thai prison.”
It is not clear whether or not the United States has responded to either her claims for asylum or her alleged information, nor is there any physical evidence to suggest that Vashukevich’s claims are real.
According to Anastasia Vashukevich’s Instagram feed, the model and the other suspects have been moved between prisons multiple times without explanation as to why. Despite this, the model, or someone in her vicinity, still appears to have access to a camera or at least some means of capturing photographs, and her Instagram is still being regularly updated.
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