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USA win tug-of-war to Russian hacker

PRAGUE – The Russian hacker Yevgeny Nikoelin is extradited to the United States. The Czech republic has him on the airplane, confirmed the government in Prague Friday.

Nikoelin (30) is in October 2016 in Prague arrested because of an American arrest warrant. He is suspected of breaking in to platforms such as LinkedIn and Dropbox. This would he the personal information of more than 100 million users have captured. After his arrest and also asked Russia for the extradition, but for a much lighter offense. A Czech court ruled that it to both countries could, and that it is up to the minister of Justice was to make the decision.

That caused a struggle within the government. President Milos Zeman found that Nikoelin to Russia had to be handed over, prime minister Andrej Babis wanted to understand that the hacker to the USA. The American toppoliticus Paul Ryan had Tuesday during a visit to Prague, still insisted on extradition.

The United States have multiple requests are made to Russian cyber criminals extradited. So was Peter Levasjov recently by Spain on the plane to the USA being put Alexander Vinnik on the point to be extradited by Greece. Roman Seleznev was arrested in the Maldives and he is now in the US a prison sentence of 27 years.

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