Cypriot court to hear case of Russian hacker's extradition to United States
MOSCOW, September 11 - RAPSI. The Pathos District Court in Cyprus will continue to consider on its merits the extradition case of Russian citizen Dmitry Zubakha, who has been accused of committing cybercrimes, Adviser of Russian Embassy in Cyprus Sergei Filimonov told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Tuesday.
The U.S. government believes Zubakha, 25, and his accomplice, Sergei Logashov, are guilty of repeatedly blocking the website amazon.com in June 2009, as well as stealing confidential data from 28,000 accounts in October 2009.
The United States brought corresponding charges against the alleged hackers from Russia in May 2011. The defendants face up to 12 years in a U.S. prison and a $250,000 fine.
Logashov has yet to be detained. On Tuesday, the court started considering the case, but failed to complete it in a single hearing.
"There was a need to provide new evidence," Filimonov said. Earlier, the court refused to release the defendant on bail because he saw no changes in the case after Zubakhas arrest in Cyprus on July 18.