More than 300 people, including 200 bikers, collected nearby a Iraqi Embassy in Moscow, protesting opposite a detain of 4 Russian nationals who were hold in Iraq on May 20 on espionage charges.
The bikers collected nearby a embassy building and sealed a petition to a tactful goal perfectionist an reason of what a Russians were indicted of.
Oleg Kapkayev, Alexander Vardanyants, Oleg Maksimov and Maxim Ignatyev, who were roving by Central Asia, Iran and Turkey, were incarcerated nearby a Iraqi collateral of Baghdad on Sunday after they came from Iraqi Kurdistan, an unconstrained segment that does not need an Iraqi visa for travelers.
According to Russian Foreign Ministry orator Alexander Lukashevich, a travelers did not have Iraqi visas.
After being detained, a 4 organisation were eliminated to an Iraqi troops bottom where their papers were seized and espionage charges were brought opposite them, Alexander Orlov, a member of a Moscow-based motorcycle bar RAMCC and a bikers’ counsel said.
According to a request sealed by over 300 people during a rally, a Russian Embassy in Baghdad was immediately told about a bikers’ detention, though a Russian consul was not authorised to accommodate with a detainees.
The petition also states that a organisation were not supposing with a counsel during their questioning.
“As distant as we know, a detainees were interrogated yesterday…they were charged with espionage and threatened with a genocide penalty,” a petition reads.
Orlov pronounced that a organisation were formulation to finish their outing in Pakistan.
“My clients were streamer from Turkey to Iran and afterwards to Afghanistan and Pakistan in a organisation of roving bikers. Kapkayev, Vardanyants, Maksimov and Ignatyev distant from their associate bikers in Turkey and motionless to revisit Iraq before relocating on to Iran,” a counsel said.
Orlov, who contacted his friends around content messaging on his phone, also pronounced that a organisation could face adult to 10 years in jail if found guilty.
The Russian Embassy in Iraq called on a country’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday to recover a bikers as shortly as possible, Lukashevich said, adding that Iraqi President Jalal Talabani had betrothed a men’s discerning release.
Russian presidential orator Dmitry Peskov also pronounced a Foreign Ministry was doing a best to secure a recover of a men.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry endorsed Russians refrain from visits to Iraq.
Apart from a Moscow supporters, about 30 Latvian bikers also hold a convene in front of a Russian Embassy in Riga to support a incarcerated men, Latvian media said.
The 4 detainees have formerly trafficked via Latin America, a United States, Europe, China and Mongolia.