France Demanded to Extradite Russian Vinnik

As reported, law enforcement agencies of France declared Alexander Vinnik on the wanted list for money laundering
28 June 2018   1012

France demanded Alexander Vinnik, a Russian citizen under arrest in a Greek prison, to be extradited to it. This is reported by RIA News.

Greece has received a request from France to Vinnik. The request of France confirms the version of protection regarding the value of Alexander Vinnik as a specialist and a person who possesses valuable information in the field of the cryptoindustry. I do not rule out that any other countries will join this case, as I expected a year ago.
 

Timofey Musatov

Lawyer of Alexander Vinnik

According to information available to Musatov, law enforcement agencies of France declared Alexander Vinnik on the wanted list for money laundering. The request for extradition is sent as "urgent".

The detention of Vinnik in Greece at the request of the US authorities occurred on July 25, 2017. Then he was accused of laundering up to $ 4 billion through the BTC-e crypto exchange. 

Earlier in June, Alexander Vinnik was arrested in absentia in Russia on charges of cyber-fraud in a particularly large amount.

Vinnik Extradtion to France to be Supported by SCoG

Alexander is holding the hunger strike for 24 days and lost around 9 kilos
19 December 2018   968

Following the trial court of the city of Thessaloniki, the Greek Areopagus decided to extradite Alexander Vinnik, suspected of laundering $ 4 billion through the BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, to France. Thus, the appeal of Russian lawyers was rejected, reports TASS referring to the chairman of the court Angelique Aliferopoul.

After the announcement of the verdict, Alexander Vinnik declared that he would continue the hunger strike against the arbitrary rule of the Greek authorities, which began in mid-November.

I have been starving for 24 days. Yesterday I was weighed; according to the documents, I lost 8 kg. But they did not immediately begin to weigh me, only on the third day. So I lost 9 kg. If I'll be extradited to Moscow, I will stop starving.
 

Alexander Vinnik

Suspected

Alexander Vinnik was detained in Greece at the request of the American authorities on July 25, 2017. In June 2018, Vinnik was arrested in absentia in Russia on charges of cyber fraud on a large scale.

At the moment, there have been several court decisions on the extradition of Vinnik - at the request of the United States, at the request of France and two decisions at the request of Russia. The final decision on the case will take the Minister of Justice of Greece.