As yet staggering from the beating he had recently gotten, Aleksandr Litreev could barely accept everything he was being said: Russian officials had pulled a sack of MDMA from his vehicle and he was being accused of ownership.
Litreev had flown back to his country prior that day, in front of a gathering. On the way from the air terminal to his inn, his vehicle had been encircled by in excess of ten vehicles loaded up with outfitted military police.
Despite the fact that Litreev submitted to a body search, the environment soured rapidly when he would not open his telephone for the officials, who tossed him to the ground and conveyed a beating that drove him to the edge of cognizance. It was shortly after he had been taken to the neighborhood police headquarters that the pack of medications appeared.
During the month in which he was detained in mid 2020, a few extra charges were demanded against Litreev connecting with supposed fanaticism, disdain discourse and ownership of unfamiliar records. Like the underlying charge, Litreev says these claims were all fake. Yet, given only 0.25% of individuals that confronted Russian courts the earlier year were acquitted(opens in new tab), he realized his circumstance was frantic.
While detained at home anticipating preliminary, he had the option to lay out a line of correspondence with the Estonian consulate, whose staff assisted him with getting away over the Narva-Ivangorod line. Litreev declined to give us explicit subtleties, probably because of a paranoid fear of imperiling the individuals who assisted him with getting away.
The way to understanding the reason why Litreev was an objective of the Russian specialists, in any case, lies in occasions that occurred various years earlier.