The Greek justice Ministry has signed a decree on the extradition to France of Alexander Vinnik, who was detained in Greece two years ago on charges of laundering between $4 billion and $9 billion through the BTC-e exchange.
Vinnik’s lawyers have already appealed this decision – the head of the group of lawyers, Timofey Musatov, reported on the difficulties that arose in connection with this decision. The fact is that the French warrant has already expired, as the Greek side has repeatedly assured.
In addition, you can only file an appeal within 24 hours, and the defense has not even received the relevant documentation. Vinnik’s lawyers believe that they are strongly hindered in carrying out the appeal procedure. In connection with the decision of the Greek authorities, Alexander Vinnik declared another hunger strike.
It is reported that later Vinnik’s lawyers still managed to file a cassation appeal and a request to the Supreme administrative court of Greece to postpone the suspect’s extradition to France. Recall that earlier this month, Greece canceled the decision to extradite Alexander Vinnik to the United States or France.
The Russian Embassy in Greece expressed regret that the Greek courts ignored the request of the Russian Prosecutor General’s office to extradite Vinnik to his country of citizenship. Earlier, Russia made this request to the Office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights.