Vinnik's US Extradition To Be Appealed To The ECHR

Timofey Musatov, defender of Russian Alexandr Vinnik hopes for a successful resolution of the case 
17 January 2018   1029

Lawyers of Russian Alexander Vinnik within the next ten days will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights of the Greek court's decision on his extradition to the United States. This was stated by the lawyer of the defendant Timofey Musatov, and reported by RIA News.

Vinnik himself still did not admit his guilt and calls the case "an American provocation", lawyers say that there is no crime.

Earlier, one of the judges in Thessaloniki decided to extradite Vinnik to Russia, and another - to the United States. A month ago, the appeal of lawyers to these decisions was rejected by the Supreme Court of Greece. The final decision on this issue must be made by the Minister of Justice of Greece.

The documents were submitted to the Minister of Justice, at the moment he is considering them. Within ten days from today, a complaint will be filed with the European Court regarding the decision of the court of the city of Thessaloniki.

Timofey Musatov

Defender of Alexandr Vinnik

He said that the statement to the ECHR was prepared with the recommendations of experts of the highest level from the international legal community who believe that the chances for a successful resolution of the case are high.

Musatov also added that the defense received a decryption of the decisions of the Supreme Court.

It allows to say that the Greek court, including the Supreme Court, admitted that the accusations of the United States Attorney's Office were far-fetched, excessive, and this is actually abuse of the law by the United States.

Timofey Musatov

Defender of Alexandr Vinnik

According to him, the defense to date has taken all necessary measures to protect the rights of the client and the impossibility of his extradition to the United States.

38-year-old Russian Alexander Vinnik was detained by the police of Greece at the request of the US on July 25. He is charged with 21 items, including laundering shadow revenues of $ 4 billion and creating a bitcoin exchange BTC-e for illegal money transactions.

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   575

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.