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   392

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 Was Planned to be Poisoned in Greek Prison

Russian Alexander Vinnik suspected of laundering shadow proceeds of $ 4 billion through the Bitcoin exchange BTC-e
11 May 2018   146

Law enforcement authorities in Greece reported that the Russian Alexander Vinnik, suspected of laundering shadow proceeds of $ 4 billion through the Bitcoin Exchange BTC-e, planned to be killed in prison. This is reported by Russian media RIA News.

According to the interlocutor of the agency, Vinnik, who is in the prison of the city of Thessaloniki, was going to poisoned with the help of "criminal elements".

The source said that this is a purely criminal case and the trail leads to Russia.

He also added that the attempt was connected with testimony about a number of crimes in the sphere of financial technologies that Vinnik gave to Russian investigators.

Vinnik said that he is ready to testify in Russia and help in the investigation. We are talking about very large sums. The order for the murder was obtained through the channels used by professional criminals. The attempted murder is directly connected with the statements received from him in the law enforcement agencies of Russia about crimes involving a wide range of persons.

RIA News' Source

It is noted that the police learned of the impending assassination attempt in early 2018, thanks to "operational information". In the interest of the investigation, the information was not disclosed, and special security measures were taken against the prisoner Vinnik.

In particular, Vinnytsia is prohibited from taking any things from outside people, food, water, security is enhanced, movements in the prison are allowed only with enhanced protection to exclude contacts with other prisoners.

RIA News' Source

According to the decision of the director of the prison, Alexander Vinnik communicates with a limited circle of checked persons. Also, he can not buy water and food at the prison store - a special order of food has been introduced for him.

In October 2017 the Supreme Court of Greece decided to extradite Alexander Vinnik USA, where he can face up to 55 years in prison and a multimillion-dollar fine, but a week later another body of judges supported the request of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office to extradite the suspect in Russia.