Russian mother appeals to Czech president over imprisoned son

The mother of an alleged Russian hacker being kept in a Prague prison has appealed for his release to Czech president Miloš Zeman.

Russian paper Isvestia said the mother of 30-year old Yevgeny Nikulin wrote last week highlighting the illegal actions of Czech police and the fact that one of her older sons had already died.

Nikulin was detained in October 2016 and is suspected of hacking major US corporations. Both Russia and the U.S. have requested his extradition with the final decision resting with the Czech Ministry of Justice.