WASHINGTON, March 31. /TASS/. The Russian Embassy in the US is going in the near future to contact ekstrudirovannyy from Czech Republic to USA by Russian Evgeniy Nikulin, as well as his lawyer and intends to take all necessary measures to ensure their legitimate rights. This is stated in a statement on Friday the statement of the Russian diplomatic mission.
“In connection with extradition from the Czech Republic to the USA Russian citizen Evgeny Nikulin, the Russian Embassy in Washington has requested confirmation from the state Department. The response from American law enforcement received an official notification. The case is Federal district court for the Northern district of California”, – informed there.
“In the near future will contact Nikulin and his lawyer. Will take the necessary measures to ensure their legitimate rights,” reads the document.
The US authorities accused the Russians of several crimes, including illegal entry into computer systems and stealing personal data. The Russian was detained October 5, 2016 in Prague. Along with the employees of the Czech law enforcement agencies participated in the operation, the FBI.
In November 2016, the requirement to issue Nikulin came to the Ministry of justice of the Czech Republic and from the Russian side. In Russia he was accused of stealing via the Internet $3450 made in 2009. On Friday, the Ministry of justice of the Czech Republic has officially confirmed that the approval was issued by the American side.
On Friday, Nikulin appeared in court in the us city of San Francisco (California), and declared his innocence of involvement in hacking attacks. As stated by TASS, the official representative of the Prosecutor’s office for the Northern district of California, Abraham Simmons, “it is expected that he again will appear before court on Monday [the next April]”. It is expected that this day will be a preliminary hearing in the case of Russia.