MEP Ana Gomes writes a letter to Europol amid a defamation content against her

By Ahmed Abdi(Mareeg.com)- MEP Ana Gomes wrote Wednesday a letter to Europol after the controversial portal which its website domain registered in Malaysia in the name of “Anti-Corruption EU (EUAC)” published a defamatory content against her.

“I write to alert Europol about the existence of a fake news outlet, currently spreading false content, which has recently targeted me as a member of the European Parliament and Vice President of the Special Committee on Financial Crime and Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3),” MEP Ana Gomes said in her letter to the Executive Director of Europol Mrs. Catherine De Bolle.

EU Anti-Corruption — not to be confused with the EU or its affiliated programs —it called itself “European Union Anti-Corruption”, clearly aiming at spreading confusion with “European Union Anti-Corruption initiatives, according to Ms. Gomes.

The website EUAC, [which its contributors are anonymous people], claimed that Socialist MEP Ana Gomes, when on a mission to Kazakhstan, had met Gaini Yerimbetova. This portal claims that Yerimbetova is a close collaborator of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a former minister of Kazakhstan accused of corruption by the government, NewsBook site writes.

“On 15th of November, 2018, this site published a piece accusing me of ties with a person facing corruption charges in Kazakhstan, Mr.Mukhtar Ablyazov, in connection with EP/AFET mission which visited Kazakhstan last September, in which I participated. I do not know this individual and was never contacted by him,” Ana Gomes said. “I have however met Lawyer Bota Goz Kardermali and her mother who have alerted me to the situation of their brother and son, Iskander Yerimbetov-currently unjustly in prison as a retaliation for the fact that his sister (Bota) is Ablyavoz’s lawyer and is currently in exile.”


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