Ghislaine Maxwell asked the United Nations to help her leave Brooklyn Federal Prison a few days before the start of the sex trafficking trial.
The lawyer for the imprisoned British socialite wrote to the United Nations on Monday asking it to intervene in her detention in the Metropolitan Detention Center.Request appears on Six unsuccessful requests While awaiting trial, the court granted her bail.
Maxwell’s lawyer wrote that even the correctional officer thought she got Unusually harsh treatment Lock in the park at sunset.
“Considering her personal data, it is no longer necessary to prove that the brutality of her detention system is completely unjustified, and she has far fewer rights than her co-detainees. Ghislaine Maxwell accepts more frequently and more widely than usual Body searches, these searches are sometimes carried out up to seven times a day,” Paris lawyers François Zimeray and Jessica Finelle wrote.
“More provocatively, some prison officials seem to believe that her detention conditions are stricter and inhumane than those applicable to MDC’s most supervised prisoners and those sentenced to death for terrorism or murder.”
Since Maxwell was arrested in Bradford, New Hampshire, a timber-framed house worth $1 million, she has been in jail
The letter to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention details Maxwell’s solitary confinement in “unhygienic cells”, which made Oxford University graduates “physically and psychologically weak.” The lawyer argued that the conditions of imprisonment made it more difficult for her to prepare a defense.
They reiterated the prosecutor’s argument Unfair substitution Maxwell paid tribute to her ex-girlfriend Jeffrey Epstein.Multimillionaire financier Hanged in August 2019 While awaiting trial for underage sex trafficking-this was a major security failure, highlighting the terrible conditions in the prison bureau’s detention facility.
The letter alluded to the government’s “urgent need to provide the public with an alternative culprit.”
“She may have had a relationship with Jeffrey Epstein a few years ago—regardless of its reality, origin, and duration—and her gender; Ms. Maxwell’s privileged international family education and the long-deceased surrounding her The controversy with her father and the hints to her frequently mentioned financial situation…make her an ideal candidate for this alternate role,” a letter to the United Nations.
They argued that other well-known and wealthy Manhattan defendants, such as Bernie Madoff, received a third of Maxwell’s bail. Her siblings offered to provide nearly 30 million U.S. dollars as collateral. Maxwell offered to give up her French and British citizenship, but to no avail.
“More generally, although Ms. Maxwell is not suicidal, she is still subject to the anti-suicide surveillance system. This fact shows that she has been treated differently without any objective reason,” the letter continued.
Meanwhile, 59-year-old Maxwell appeared in Manhattan Federal Court for the last time on Tuesday before the jury began to hear the case. The court debate started on Monday.
Epstein’s so-called chief recruitment officer was dressed in black, drank coffee from her defense team, and waved to the supporters present.
The FBI accused Maxwell in the late 1990s and early 2000s of prompting minors to have unlawful sexual relations with Epstein on Epstein’s global property and to personally participate in abuse. She has pleaded not guilty.
A spokesperson for the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention did not immediately respond to a request for comment.