Cyprus court postpones extradition hearing for accused Russian hacker
ATHENS, August 28 - RAPSI. The Pathos District Court postponed Tuesday its hearing on Dmitry Zubakha's extradition to the United States on cybercrime charges, Adviser to the Russian Embassy in Cyprus Sergei Filimonov told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com).
"The court has decided to reschedule the hearing of the case on the merits for September 11 due to the late delivery of documents from the United States," the diplomat said.
He added that the court has refused to release Zubakha on bail, as no changes have been observed in the case since he was detained upon arrival to Cyprus on July 18.
US authorities believe that Zubakha, 25, and accomplice Sergei Logashov blocked the Amazon.com website on several occasions in June 2008 and stole confidential data from 28,000 accounts in October 2009.
The charges were brought against them in May 2011. The accused hackers face up to 12 years in prison in the US and a $250,000 fine. Logashov has so far evaded justice.