The court in Greece upheld the request of Russia to extradite winnik
THESSALONIKI, 11 St RIA Novosti, Gennady Melnik. The Council of judges in Thessaloniki on Wednesday endorsed the request of the Prosecutor General of Russia to extradite a Russian citizen Aleksandr Vinnik, who was arrested in Greece on the request of the United States in connection with allegations of laundering $ 4 billion, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.
Winnik was arrested at the request of the United States in connection with allegations of laundering four billion dollars. In Russia he is charged with fraud 667 thousand rubles. Winnick did not oppose extradition to Russia. Answering questions, he said he wants the issue without delay.
To the question, how can he comment on charges in Russia, he replied: “I can’t. This will understand the trial in Russia.”
Speaking about why he doesn’t want extradition to the United States, winnick said: “To me nothing has. I am a citizen of Russia, and let the court understands in Russia.” The Prosecutor offered to meet the request of Moscow.
However, to send winnik to Russia can not, because in parallel a judicial procedure upon request of the United States. Now it is winnik passed to the Supreme court of Greece, the Areopagus.
The case was considered by a different composition of the Board of judges differs from that October 4 was considered a reasonable request of Washington for the extradition of winnik and the decision of which lawyers have appealed to the Areopagus.