January 15, 2024

UKRAINE: An American Citizen, Gonzalo Lira Died On 1/11 In A Ukrainian Prison. He Was Being Held For The Crime Of Criticizing Zelensky And Biden Governments. Biden Did Nothing To Help Him.

GlobalAwareness101 published Ametican Citizen Gonzalo Lira Died In Ukraine Prison For Speaking His Mind About War. I just found out this weekend that Gonzalo Lira was killed in a Ukrainian prison for the offense of speaking his mind about the Ukraine war and showing the world live videos of Ukraine that didn't match up with Zelenskyy war propaganda lies. The NWO globalist psychopaths call anyone who doesn't think like them, questions them, or opposes them pro-Russian, or White Suprmacist Nazi, or far-Right, or a Right-wing extremist. Oh and I forgot the CIA classic label they created, conspiracy theorist. You can read the 1967 CIA document entitled, "Countering Criticism of the Warren Report."
New York Times, December 26, 1977: "Cable Sought to Discredit Critics of Warren Report." The Central Intelligence Agency has often argued that its worldwide propaganda efforts are intended only to alter the climate of public opinion in other countries and that any “fallout” reaching the eyes and cars of Americans is both unavoidable and unintentional.

But a C.I.A. document, recently declassified under the Freedom of Information Act, provides a detailed account of at least one instance in which the agency mustered its propaganda machinery to support an issue of far more concern to Americans, and to the C.I.A. itself, than to citizens of other countries.

This was the conclusion of the Warren Commission that Lee Harvey Oswald alone was responsible for the assassination of President Kennedy.

In a cable sent to some of its overseas stations and bases on April 1, 1967, C.I.A. headquarters began by recalling that “from the day of President Kennedy's assassination on, there has been speculation about the responsibility for his murder.”

“This trend of opinion Is a matter of concern to the U.S. Government, ineluding our organization,” the C.I.A. said, adding that the agency was “directly involved” in the matter because “among other facts, we contributed information to the investigation.”

“Conspiracy theories,” the cable went on, “have frequently thrown suspicion on our organization, for example by falsely alleging that Lee Harvey Oswald worked for us. The aim of this dispatch is to provide material for countering and discrediting the claims of the conspiracy theorists, so as to inhibit circulation of such claims in other countries.”
Kim Iversen Show published June 24, 2023: Gonzalo Lira's Father Pleads With The US: "He's Facing 6-8 Years in Prison for Speaking His Mind"
The Jimmy Dore Show pubilshed January 13, 2024: U.S. Journalist Gonzalo Lira DIES In Ukrainian Prison!

The Grayzone
written by Alexander Rubinstein
Friday January 12, 2024

Gonzalo Lira, a prominent commentator on the Russia-Ukraine war imprisoned in Ukraine for speech critical of the country’s government, has died after weeks of medical neglect by Ukrainian authorities. Chilean-American war commentator Gonzalo Lira died shortly before noon on January, 11, 2024 at a hospital in Kharkiv, where he had been imprisoned for eight months since he was accused of justifying Russian war efforts in Ukraine.

Lira came to prominence in 2022 when he emerged as a critical voice in an increasingly dictatorial Ukraine. His arrest in May 2023 on charges of “production and dissemination of materials justifying Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine” helped to galvanize domestic opposition to US funding for the war and led to calls for his release by tech baron Elon Musk and American political commentator Tucker Carlson.

A note written by Lira and provided by his father to The Grayzone indicates his death came after a nearly three-month battle with pneumonia, a condition which was apparently ignored by his Ukrainian jailers until just weeks before his death. Lira’s death was revealed by his father, Gonzalo Lira, Sr., who had spent weeks pleading with the American embassy to intervene in his son’s medical emergency.

Emails reviewed by The Grayzone show that after learning of his son’s illness, the senior Lira urged the embassy to intervene on January 3. In a message to US officials, he noted that Ukrainian authorities appeared to make an effort to conceal information about Lira Jr.’s health from his family and legal representatives. “The medical warden in the pre-trial jail in Kharkiv is not giving information as to the state of his health,” he wrote, concluding: “It has been 12 days since I knew his state.”

The following day, Lira Jr. was finally brought to the hospital and allowed to see his lawyer. The defense attorney left the meeting with a hand-written note from Lira explaining his situation, which is believed to be his final written correspondence.

The letter reads: “I have had double pneumonia (both lungs) as well as pneumothorax and a very severe case of edema (swelling of the body). All this started in mid-October, but was ignored by the prison. They only admitted I had pneumonia at a Dec. 22 hearing. I am about to have a procedure to reduce the edema pressure in my lungs, which is causing me extreme shortness of breath, to the point of passing out after minimal activity, or even just talking for 2 minutes.”

Unconvinced that his son would receive proper medical care in a Ukrainian hospital, Gonzalo Lira, Sr. continued to plead with the embassy to monitor the situation. The next day, he wrote to them again: “I need the Embassy to keep in close touch while he is in the hospital and ensure that his health is progressing while in the hospital. You should also contact the Doctor in charge of Gonzalo while in the hospital and verify his recuperation.”

But his efforts proved fruitless. A week later, Lira Sr.’s worst fears were confirmed when he received word that his son had died. He now blames Washington and Kiev for his death.

“I cannot accept the way my son has died. He was tortured, extorted, incommunicado for 8 months and 11 days and the US Embassy did nothing to help my son,” Lira Sr. stated in an email announcing the news.

“The responsibility of this tragedy is [with] the dictator Zelensky with the concurrence of a senile American President, Joe Biden,” he wrote, adding: “My pain is unbearable. The world must know what is going on in Ukraine with that inhuman dictator Zelensky.”

As the world’s attention shifts from the Western proxy war in Ukraine, Lira Sr. joins the hundreds of thousands of fathers now grieving the deaths of their sons. Unlike most of them, his son did not die on a battlefield, but in prison for condemning the war that doomed so many to an ignominious fate.
The Grayzone
Drop State Department Won’t Say If It’s Helping Free American Jailed for Criticizing Ukraine
written by Wyatt Reed
May 31, 2023

A spokesman for the State Department admitted the agency was aware of the detention of a US citizen facing nearly a decade in a Ukrainian jail for his public criticisms of the Zelensky regime – but wouldn’t say if they plan to do anything about it.

The US State Department is refusing to say if it’s willing to negotiate with the Ukrainian regime for the release of a US citizen facing up to eight years in prison for allegedly “justifying” Russia’s special military operation.

Gonzalo Lira, a popular Chilean-American YouTube commentator based in Kharkov, was known to make videos highly critical of the Zelensky regime, which has consolidated control of the country over the past year and a half by enacting draconian laws which effectively banned opposition media and political parties.

Earlier this month, the former Business Insider contributor was arrested by Ukrainian SBU in a raid the country’s secret service publicized on social media.

According to an SBU release, in addition to being charged with “producing and distributing materials justifying” Russian operations in Ukraine, Lira is also accused of denying alleged Russian “war crimes” and “discrediting the top military and political leadership.”

If convicted, he could face up to eight years in prison.

On Thursday, when reporter Liam Cosgrove asked how the State Department feels “about our allies detaining US citizens for speech abroad,” agency spokesperson Matthew Miller said simply that “in general… we’re aware of the report.”

“We obviously support the exercise of freedom of speech anywhere in the world, and I’ll leave it at that,” Miller concluded.

But when he was asked point-blank if the State Department was “working to get [Lira] released,” the spokesperson refused to answer, telling the journalist: “I’m gonna leave my comments where I just left them.”

Cosgrove previously spoke with US Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), who said he was unaware of Lira’s plight but said “American citizens should have the ability to express their thoughts and views.” The California lawmaker said he “certainly would urge our State Department to engage their authorities.”

US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene later told the same reporter it’s a “real problem” that the Ukrainian regime refuses to respect the speech of American citizens while taking US taxpayer money.

“America is funding and providing weapons, equipment for the defense of their country. But the Ukrainian government is not going to defend any American’s freedom of speech. And that’s a real problem. And that’s something that everyone should care about,” she said.

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