Alleged Russian hacker Nikulin appeals against US extradition decision

Russian Yevgeny Nikulin has lodged a constitutional appeal against an earlier Czech Supreme Court decision he can be extradited to the United States and against his continued remand in custody in the Czech Republic.

News of the appeal was reported Thursday by Russia’s TASS news agency. Nikulin has been in custody since October 2016 when he was seized in Prague by police on suspicion of hacking major US companies.

Both the US and Russia have asked for his extradition. The Czech Minister of Justice is expected to rule on extradition.