Constitutional Court rejects appeal against custody from alleged hacker Nikulin

The Czech Constitutional Court has rejected an appeal against being held in custody from Yevgeny Nikulin, who is wanted in the US on hacking charges. Judges ruled that his appeal was unsubstantiated and lodged too late.

Mr. Nikulin was arrested in Prague in 2016. He is accused of hacking the computers of major internet firms such as LinkedIn and Dropbox and could face up to 30 years in jail if found guilty.

A Prague court has ruled that the 30-year-old can be extradited. It is now up to the Czech minister of justice to decide whether he should be handed over to the US or to Russia, where is wanted on a relatively minor charge.

Author: Ian Willoughby