Greek Authorities Violate Rights Of Vinnik, Accused Of Crypto Fraud
The lawyers of Alexander Vinnik, who is suspected of laundering funds worth $4 billion in cryptocurrency via the BTC-e trading platform, will organize a meeting with the press on the last day of February 2019 to tell about the violation of rights of their client in custody in the capital of Greece, ForkLog reports.
According to the lawyers Zoya Konstantopoulou and Timofey Musatov, the arrest of the Russian citizen exceeded the time limits set by the laws of Greece. During the preliminary investigation, the suspect may be in custody for a maximum of one and a half years. Vinnik is in prison for one month more already, while the charges, much less the sentencing, are not filed.
The only reason for keeping the accused in custody is extradition requests from the United States, Russia, and France, the lawyers state. Vinnik agreed to the extradition to his home country, but this did not happen because of the position of the two other states.
According to the lawyers, the situation with the health of their client is aggravated. He continues to starve for the last 90 days, losing about a third of his weight, which is now 57 kg. For the third time in a month, it was not possible to conduct a medical examination, the life of the prisoner is at risk.
The lawyers plan to make public all the details of the case and provide evidence of rights violations against Vinnik at the meeting with journalists.
Alexander Vinnik was detained in Greece in 2017 at the request of US law enforcement agencies. In November 2018, the applicants in his case decided to withdraw their lawsuit against him in Cyprus.