Gonzalo Lira On The Run!
Independent journalist Gonzalo Lira, fresh out of prison and three months of torture by the secret police in Ukraine, continues his legal woes on Aug. 2, when he is scheduled to face charges of being a Russian propagandist.
But inspite of the facade of a fair trial for charges that his videos were critical of Ukraine, which Lira claims is a pipe dream, he has opted to run! As of the filming of this video on Monday, July 31, Lira is 5 kilometers from the Hungary border, where he will seek asylum from Ukraine. “Because of corruption and extortion in prison, I will be found guilty, I will not get a suspended sentence, I will have to serve out my sentence and likely die in prison,” he says. Here’s his story.