Finnish authorities have confirmed the detention of Maxim Senakh, a Russian citizen accused of committing malware crimes in the US. The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed concern and called on Finland to respect international law.
“Senakh was arrested in August, 8. From that moment, the USA has 45 days to submit an extradition request. Until now we have not got such request,” Finnish government advisor Juhani Korhonen told the TASS news agency.
The Russian citizen was detained at the request of US federal authorities. He is accused in the state of Minnesota of infecting computer servers with malware, the Finnish justice ministry says, as cited by Reuters. The gains from the alleged crime could amount to millions of dollars.
Russia expressed concern about the detention of its citizen on Wednesday, calling the arrest illegal.
Schiedam, INC News, 27/08/2015 - via RT