Category: Greece

31st Mar 2021

Home Office confirms ten EU countries will not extradite nationals to UK

  In a letter sent to the EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee of the House of Lords earlier this month, the Home Office confirmed that ten EU States will opt-in to the nationality exception in Title VII of Part 3 of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement 2020 (“the TCA”), which makes provision for post-Brexit surrender […]

28th Jan 2020

France charges Alexander Vinnik with money laundering

Russian national Alexander Vinnik has been extradited from Greece to France, where he is charged with extortion, aggravated money laundering and harming automated data-processing systems. He is alleged to have defrauded more than 100 people in six French cities Mr Vinnik has been involved in a multi-jurisdictional battle with France, the US and Russia, all […]

20th Dec 2018

Greek Supreme Court orders the extradition of Alexander Vinnik to France

On 19th December 2018, the Greek Supreme Court ordered the extradition of Alexander Vinnik to France despite competing extradition requests from Russia and the US. Mr Vinnik was originally arrested, in July 2017, after the US requested his extradition to face charges of laundering more than $4 billion on a bitcoin trading platform. French authorities […]

13th Jul 2018

Greek Court agrees to extradite Alexander Vinnik to France

Today, a court in Thessaloniki, ordered the extradition of Alexander Vinnik to France. Mr Vinnik’s extradition had also been requested by the US and Russia. Although the court in Thessaloniki decided to extradite Mr Vinnik to France, because there are competing extradition requests it will be the Greek justice minister who will have the final […]

28th Jun 2018

France joins Russia and US in requesting extradition of Alexander Vinnik

Alexander Vinnik has been imprisoned in northern Greece since last summer. He was originally arrested after the US requested his extradition to face charges of laundering more than $4 billion on a bitcoin trading platform. This week France joined Russia and the US who are already competing to have Vinnik extradited. French authorities would like […]

19th Mar 2018

Greek court rejects 3rd Turkish request for extradition of 8 soldiers

For the third time, a Greek Court has rejected a request from Turkey for the extradition of 8 soldiers it accuses of being involved in the July 16 attempted coup against President Erdogan. The court found that the charges against the 8, including attempted murder, involvement in an armed terrorist group, and involvement in the […]

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