Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Vinnik Announces Hunger Strike to’Get a Fair Trial’

Alleged former operator of crypto market BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, plans to start a hunger strike.
The lawyer for Alexander Vinnik, the alleged former operator of cryptocurrency market BTC-e, said that his defendant could go on a hunger strike this Monday, Russian state-owned news outlet TASS reported Nov. 23. According Timofey Musatov, the thoughts of the lawyers representing Vinnik, the rationale given for the hunger strike is ldquo & that;he [Vinnik] was stripped in France and, thus, in Greece of the right for protection. ” The lawyer also noticed “it became apparent the the [French-issued] European arrest warrant expired. In June, a court ruled to extradite Vinnik into France. The Greek Supreme Court spoke Vinnik’s extradition to France on Nov. 19, but postponed the judgment to Nov. 29, as TASS reports.According into TASS, Musatov also accuses the estimate of the Greek Supreme Court of dismissing him and his staff :“The Greek Supreme Court’s judge entirely ignores the job of lawyers who can’t even file a request. She does not give an opportunity to them. ”The lawyer [I]f there is not any trial that is fair, he will necessarily be deported to the United States through France, in which he will get something close to a life sentence, that equals death. ”He then further explained Vinnik’s rationale saying ldquo & ;after observing this situation, Alexander recognized he would get a reasonable trial or die. ”The mind of this group of lawyers understood that he decided to go on a hunger strike on Monday and does not have any other options. ”Based on Musatov, Vinnik came to the conclusion if his Greek lawyer, Zoe Konstantopoulou, “openly” said throughout the Nov. 19 court session which “that the courtroom wouldn’t treat any citizen of an E.U. member state or Greece because it heals Alexander just because he is a Russian national. ”Konstantopoulou can be telling the Supreme Court of breaking his defendant & rsquo; s rights by failing to supply translations of court records As Cointelegraph reported that week. […]

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