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Friday, March 16, 2018

The Russian Embassy has stood up for arrested in the Czech Republic “hacker”

The Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic insists on the release of the arrested in Prague citizen of the Russian Federation. The FBI in conjunction with the Czech police arrested him on charges of hacking attacks on targets in the United States. The man so did not expect arrest when police officers fainted and was taken to the hospital. Despite the demands of the Russian side, the alleged hacker may have to wait extradition to the United States.

photo: Alexander Astafyev

The Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic confirmed that diplomats were notified about the arrest of our compatriot. At the moment the specialists of the Department work with the lawyer of the arrested and to protect his interests. However, the final decision on extradition of Russian citizen can only take the Minister of justice of the Czech Republic. The Embassy also added that the detention was sanctioned by the court of one of the American States. “The Russian side rejects the United States imposed throughout the world practice the exercise of extraterritorial jurisdiction, – said the press-Secretary of Embassy Alexey Kolmakov, – insist on the transfer of Russian citizen in Russia.”

Czech police haven’t released the name of the detainee as the charges that brought against him. It is known that an alleged hacker in the time of his arrest was with a girl in a restaurant of Prague hotel. Surprise the man fell into a swoon, and militiamen had to give him first aid on the spot, after which he was taken to the hospital.

In a statement local police said that it “has successfully cooperated with the FBI”, and the aim of the operation was “a Russian citizen suspected in hacker attacks on targets in the United States.” In the video, released by police, it is clear that the arrested men had dark hair, and wearing a hoodie, jeans and sneakers. The record also shows that the suspect did not resist.

Recall that the United States government accuses Russia of planned hacker attacks on American organizations. “The U.S. intelligence community believes that the Russian government managed the recent provocative attacks on the emails of American citizens and organizations”, said in early October the Ministry of internal security and national intelligence of the United States.

The most notorious case of hacking has become the July leak of emails the Democrats. Correspondence testified to the fact that the party Committee initially favored Hillary Clinton, not her opponent in the primaries Bernie Sanders, but by the rules he should remain neutral. However, Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak stressed that no evidence of the involvement of Russian hackers for the attacks, the American side has not provided. Also not yet released the certificate of participation of the detainee in the Czech Republic the Russians to the July hacking of the servers of the Democrats.


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