Detained in Czech Republic Russian hacker released from psychiatric hospital, now accused of CIA servers hacking

Detained in Czech Republic Russian hacker released from psychiatric hospital, now accused of CIA servers hacking
Yevgeny Nikulin

Instead of food, glucose was injected into his blood, and regular injections of potent antipsychotic and antiepileptic drugs were made.⁠

Detained in Prague at the request of the US Russian hacker Yevgeny Nikulin is accused of hacking servers of the Central Intelligence Agency. This fact is mentioned in the medical documentation of Nikulin, while he was forcibly put in a psychiatric hospital. Now all these documents are transferred to the defence of the accused.

In addition, it becomes clear how badly off it was while he was at psychiatric hospital. For four days, Nikulin was strapped to the bed; he was not allowed to even go to the toilet. Instead of food, glucose was injected into his blood, and regular injections of potent antipsychotic and antiepileptic drugs were made. Before the release, a bill for all medical services was presented to him.

Recall Yevgeny Nikulin was detainedin the Czech Republic in October 2016 on the official request of the United States. Initially, the Russian was suspected of a series of cyber attacks on the social network LinkedIn in 2012. A month later, he was charged by Russia with stealing money from the WebMoney account.

November 24 the Czech Republic will decide whether to extradite the hacker either to the US authorities or to Russia. Protection will require extradition to Russia.

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