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Prague Police Detain Russian Suspected Of Hacking By U.S.

A EurasiaNet Partner Post from: RFE/RL
 
PRAGUE -- Police in the Czech Republic's capital have detained a Russian citizen suspected of hacking U.S.-based websites.
 
A Prague police spokesman said late on October 18 that the suspect, whose identity was not disclosed, was detained in a restaurant.
 
The arrest was carried out on October 5 in cooperation with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
 
Police video from the arrest identified the man only as Yevgeniy N.
The international police organization Interpol had issued a so-called Red Notice for the man, seeking his arrest, police said.
 
Czech courts will decide whether he will be extradited.
 
A spokesman for the Russian Embassy in Prague, Aleksei Kolmakov, told Interfax on October 19 that the embassy "insists on the transfer of the detained Russian citizen to Russia."

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