The lawyer for an Israeli guy arrested in Greece for alleged drug trafficking expressed substantial hopes Friday that his consumer would before long be acknowledged as a victim of mistaken identification and freed.
Nir Yaslovitzh claimed he introduced paperwork to Justice Minister Konstantinos Tsiaras and Lawyer General Vasilias Milanunis that proved Dudi Ashkenazi, 52, is not the suspect wanted by Interpol and law enforcement in Peru.
“The meeting was beneficial and pretty good,” Yaslovitzh informed the Walla information web-site. “If I was optimistic beforehand, I’m even much more optimistic now [that my client will be released].”
Ashkenazi was arrested last 7 days, when vacationing, on an Interpol warrant for a dual Israeli-Azerbaijani citizen named Dudi Ashkenazi who allegedly trafficked medicines between Peru and Russia in 2012.
He has been jailed on the Greek island of Kos and will be introduced prior to a panel of judges in Rhodes on Tuesday for a listening to on his enchantment in opposition to the arrest.
He, his household and the Israeli federal government preserve that he did not dedicate the crimes. He has explained that he was celebrating his daughter’s bat mitzvah at the time of the alleged crimes and was not in Peru, Channel 12 information reported.
His spouse has explained he does not maintain Azerbaijani citizenship.
According to Channel 12, Israeli law enforcement advised Interpol they feel Greece has arrested the improper person soon after exploring that the warrant has the identification selection of an additional person with the similar identify.
At a hearing in Rhodes on Monday, Greek prosecutors did not explicitly reject Ashkenazi’s assert but explained they preferred to look into further more, Ynet reported then.
That exact day, the Overseas Ministry contacted the Greek foreign ministry soon after the picture attached to the warrant was launched, stating his arrest was possible a outcome of misidentification.
Yaslovitzh has reportedly sent Greek officials an added corroborative letter from the Overseas Ministry incorporating up-to-date data from Israeli authorities and Interpol.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke with Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias on Wednesday and requested Ashkenazi’s rapid release.