Despite the lack of an extradition agreement between the two countries, the U.S. justice Department said that Russia could extradite three citizens accused of cybercrime. As reported “Interfax”, said the representative of the Ministry of justice Marc Raimondi.
“The US has no extradition agreements, but this shall not preclude and should not interfere with the Russian authorities to detain and extradite those accused of these serious crimes in the United States, where will be held the proper (legal) procedure, and they will be given all the rights enjoyed by defendants in our independent judicial system,” he said.
In accordance with article 61 of the Russian Constitution, a citizen cannot be deported from the Russian Federation or extradited to another state.
Earlier, the US justice Department brought charges against four people hacking accounts Yahoo. One of them is arrested — Baratov Karim is a 22 — year-old hacker whom U.S. authorities accuse of involvement in the hacking 500 million Yahoo user accounts by order of the FSB.
Besides him, the accused are employees of FSB Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchyn, and also included in the ten most wanted U.S. criminals Alexei Belan. Earlier in the week Baratova was arrested in Canada.