“Cryptocurrency king” winnick went on hunger strike in prison


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“Cryptocurrency king” Alexander Vinnik has declared a hunger strike and not eat for the fourth day. It is reported RIA Novosti on Thursday, November 29. Winnik is suspected of laundering four billion dollars on cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S., and in Russia — fraud.

“Sometimes dizzy. Only drink water”, — commented on his status Russian. According to him, doctors examined him only on the third day of fasting. Then it was first weighed, but because he does not know how many lost weight.

Winnick told reporters that talked to the warden that contains it: “they Said that it would be difficult to starve, maybe I’ll come around”. According to the Russians, the man also complained received from winnick complaint. “Asked why “you wrote a complaint with us, we’re so well accepted”,” shared former businessman.

According to the lawyers men, documents on hunger strike transferred to the relevant authorities dealing with protection of human rights in Greece.

In July it was reported that the Greek court has approved the issuance of winnik Moscow. At the same time the court was presented a petition to change winnick the measure of restraint on house arrest, but the decision has been made. Before this court also allowed the extradition of Russian citizen of France, which accuses winnik in extortion and money laundering as part of the criminal group. In addition, at the end of 2017 the Supreme court of Greece upheld the decision to extradite Russian to USA. There the man faces up to 55 years in prison and a multimillion-dollar fine. The final decision about his fate to be taken by the Minister of justice of Greece.

Winnick was arrested on 25 July 2017, when he spent holidays in the North of Greece. In March and April of 2018 male appealed to the Prosecutor General of Russia, statements about the confession, where he admitted to hacking, and money laundering in especially large size. It was also reported that it was going to be poison in the prison of Thessaloniki.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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