- France’s disapproval of Mr. Bitcoin’s “Alexander Vinnik” plea has clearly put him into more pain and agony than he is already suffering from.
- Alexander Vinnik requested to have a trial in Russia in his home country which also got disapproval from Paris.
In this incident, Alexander Vinnik was arrested in Greece to face charges in the united states, and they also seemed to receive deposits valued at over $4Billion in the Bitcoin Exchange.
The bitcoin cryptocurrency is known to be BTC-E, and Mr. Vinnik was the head operator of this exchange which put him in a tight spot to not able to defend himself against the accusations framed by the government of Paris and America.
Mr. Vinnik is alleged to have committed and facilitated a wide range of crimes that include and go beyond the lack of regulations in the bitcoin exchange he operated, and he abused his position to stole identities, facilitated drug trafficking, and help to provide funds for their criminal organizations around the world.
Vinnik, since January 23 has been in France after accused and convicted for the various crimes through his Bitcoin exchange from Greece, and his appeal against the decision by the French court to keep him in custody has been turned down.
He is also asked to have a trial in Russia in his home country. Mr. Vinnik is also known to be “Mr. Bitcoin” after the incident, and in January, this year, he went on a hunger strike, which lasted for almost 40 days cause Greek’s Minister of Justice has issued a death sentence against him. He reasons the Hunger Strike by saying that he has been detained illegally in Greece for 30 months without any rights to defend himself.
He also said that he is undergoing torture and psychologically collapsing. He revealed that he is not allowed to get fresh air, and the last time he saw the light, and he was in the courtyard.
Vinnik is one of the most talked people since his accusation by the USA, Russia, and France, and he fears that his Russian origin can be lethal to be detained in the US and France. France disapproval of his plea, clearly putting him into more pain and agony than he is already suffering from.