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Nigeria Defends Trial of Binance Exec Amidst International Dispute: What’s Next?

In the spotlight is the trial of Tigran Gambaryan, the brain behind Binance, drawing intense international attention and criticism. Mohammed Idris, Nigeria’s Minister of Information, has stepped forward to support the ongoing legal proceedings, standing firm amidst growing pressure for Gambaryan’s release.

Here’s what’s happening and why it’s got everyone all stirred up.

Global Backlash

Minister Idris reassured that the trial is following Nigerian legal norms, stressing the adherence to due process and the confidence of prosecutors in their evidence.

“Due process has been followed at all stages, and prosecutors are confident in their case based on the evidence gathered. Binance will be able to defend itself against these severe financial crime charges. The next hearing is scheduled for June 20, 2024,”

Criticism has poured in against the Nigerian government, accused of using Gambaryan’s detention as leverage for negotiations with Binance. In a significant move, 12 US lawmakers penned a letter to President Biden, urging the transfer of Gambaryan’s case to the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs.

Concerns are Growing

Gambaryan’s request for bail was turned down in Nigeria, citing fears of him fleeing. Adding to the apprehension, his associate, Naadem Anjarwalla, fled to Kenya earlier this year, prompting increased security measures for Gambaryan.

Recent reports highlight his deteriorating health, highlighted by a collapse during a recent court hearing.

Urgent Calls for Action

Expressing deep concerns, US lawmakers emphasized the threat to Gambaryan’s health and life, calling for immediate intervention.

“Mr. Gambaryan’s health and well-being are in danger, and we fear for his life. Immediate action is essential to ensure his safety and preserve his life. We must act swiftly before it is too late,”

What’s at Stake

The Nigerian government has linked Binance to the country’s economic downturn, particularly the devaluation of the Naira on the global stage over the past year. Reports suggest Nigeria is seeking a $10 billion fine against Binance amidst accusations of extortion.

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