Russian diplomats will seek the extradition of the detainee in the Czech Republic at the request of the U.S. hacker in Russia
Embassy of Russia in Czechia has received notification of the detention of a Russian citizen by Czech police at the request of the United States. According to diplomats they are doing everything possible to protect the interests of the alleged hacker, who may be extradited to the United States, reports “Interfax”.
The press Secretary of the Embassy in Prague Alexey Kolmakov has told: “the Citizen of the Russian Federation actually detained in the Czech Republic, the Embassy was officially informed of this. The detention was carried out at the request of the court of one of the States of the USA. The Embassy is making every effort to protect the interests of the Russian citizen, we are working with his lawyer,” said the spokesman.
According to him, this case involved the court of the Czech Republic, and the final decision on extradition of a foreign citizen is made by the Minister of justice. Information about the date of the court hearing in the case of the Russians yet.
The diplomat stressed that Russia insists on the transfer of its citizen home. “The Russian side rejects the United States imposed throughout the world practice the exercise of extraterritorial jurisdiction, insist on the transfer of Russian citizen in Russia,” he said.
The police of the Czech Republic noted that the arrest of a Russian citizen suspected in hacker attacks in the United States, was “another example” of effective cooperation of criminal police with the U.S. Federal Bureau of investigation.
The alleged hacker, whose name was not called, lived in a hotel in the centre of Prague, toured the city in an expensive car with his girlfriend. The appearance of the police officers and the hotel began to suspect such a surprise that he offered no resistance. Immediately after arrest the hacker was unconscious, police gave him first aid and then the suspect was hospitalized, said the Czech interior Ministry.