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USA, Russia Seek Deportation of Russian Hacker from Czechoslovakia

According to Tereza Schejbalova, Spokeswoman of Justice Ministry of the Czechoslovakia government, after USA, Russia recently approached the Czech Republic to formally get the deportation of Yevgeni Nikulin a Russian national whom authorities detained during October at Prague for an alleged crime of hacking into PCs.

The 29-year-old Nikulin's instance is one more sticking point among Moscow and Washington, even as it makes the scrutiny greater on Czechoslovakia, a member of the European Union and NATO, while the country's president Milos Zeman maintains favor with Russian policies. USA's accusation of Nikulin is that he attacked LinkedIn the business social-networking website as well as the servers belonging to companies namely Formspring and Dropbox.

On 5th October, Nikulin underwent arrest by Czech police. This was after USA requested for it for Nikulin having allegedly intruded into certain online companies' databases such as of Formspring, Dropbox and LinkedIn. A global warrant against Nikulin followed from Interpol. Czech authorities extended their cooperation to USA's Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In USA, there are multiple charges against Nikulin, including data theft, aggravated ID-theft and computer intrusion. Earlier, Russian authorities stated that they were doing whatever was necessary for stopping Nikulin's deportation to USA. Rferl.org posted this, November 23, 2016.

On 21st October, one grand jury of the federation in Oakland, California prosecuted Nikulin.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Russia criticized Nikulin's detention, stating the situation showed Washington escalating one worldwide manhunt vis-à-vis the citizens of Russia.

Earlier from USA, the government stated that Russia was operating cyber assaults on various organizations of Democratic Party prior to the presidential election of November 8. In response Vladimir Putin President of Russia stated that Russia would not be benefited from any hacking scandal.

Nikulin's arrest disturbed him so much that he collapsed while had to be admitted to the hospital. Currently, he's in custody. As accords to Russia, it'll go the full length of stopping Nikulin's extradition to USA. According to the ministry, Nikulin will remain imprisoned till the time there's an extradition hearing in some court of Prague. The date for the hearing hasn't yet been fixed.

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