Russian National Demands Justice In Liberia

The Inquirer
Monrovia, Liberia

Distributed by

The Perspective
Atlanta, Georgia

May 5, 2003

Mr.Genadi Pavovich Medvedev, who appeared frustrated with tears set in his eyes, wondered why he should be denied justice on the issue of his vessel "zolotitsa" which, he claims, is presently with the Superintendent of Maryland County, Mr. H. Dan Morais.

"I am suffering, I need justice, I will not leave Liberia without getting justice", the frustrated and downhearted Russian national noted, adding that his three years of stay in the country has been characterized with grave suffering and frustration.

According to the suffering Russian, he has been living at the mercy of his Muslim brothers and sisters in the country, who usually pity his appalling condition, adding that on several occasions he went to bed without a meal.

Apart from the Muslim brothers and sisters, Mr. Medvedev, named members of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and other friendly Liberians of rendering him some assistance to help him meet up with daily challenges, as he presses forth for justice on his stolen vessel issue.

" People provide shelter, clothing, food and other essential human needs for me", the Russian national lamented, saying that he will never depart the country until he is accorded justice in his case.

Commenting further, Mr. Medvedev explained that his vessel was allegedly stolen from the Freeport of Monrovia by unidentified individuals he described as ‘criminals’, saying that they moved the vessel to the Port of Harper, Maryland County.

According to him, all attempts to retrieve his stolen vessel from the Port of Harper have proved futile, as the County Superintendent, Mr. Morais claims to have purchased the vessel at US$65,000. The superintendent, however, did not give the name of the person from whom he bought the vessel in question.

The Russian national said in a bid to retrieve his vessel from the port of Harper, he took advantage of the Liberian legal system through the courts at the Temple of Justice but without result, adding, "I am shocked with the attitude of the courts towards me in the case".

He told The INQUIRER that the vessel while at the port of Harper, has been vandalized by unidentified individuals, resulting to the sinking of the vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, while the vessel's captain Mr. Vladimir Tiuskin died, while in the country.

Meanwhile, Mr. Medvedev has commended all those who have been rendering him assistance during the past three years in the country, and at the same time is appealing to them to continue their kind gesture towards him, as he struggles to gain justice in Liberia.

The Maryland Superintendent has consistently denied any involvement in the vessel issue.

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