Vinnik agreed to extradition to Russia

According to Timofey Musatov, lawyer of Alexandr Vinnik, he is agreed to extradition to Russia
20 September 2017   1801

Russian Alexander Vinnik, that was detained in Greece, agreed to extradite to Russia. This was stated by the lawyer of the defendant Timofey Musatov in the commentary to RT.

Today Alexander Vinnik was taken from prison to the prosecutor of the city of Thessaloniki, who acquainted him with the requirement of extraditing him to the Russian Federation for the crimes committed there. Alexander Vinnik agreed with this request, replied that he voluntarily wants to be extradited to Russia.

Timofey Musatov

As became known earlier, Russia sent a request for the extradition of Vinnik. Vinnik's extraditions are also being sought by the United States. 

The US authorities brought him official charges, including in the laundering of the cryptocurrency and the creation of a platform for illegal monetary transactions.

Vinnik was accused of laundering up to $ 4 billion with the help of a crypto exchange. Additionally, a group of enthusiasts connected Vinnik with Mt.Gox.


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   20

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


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.