The case of a Russian Novel Seleznyov, acknowledged a Grand jury in Seattle convicted of fraud, is a totally unacceptable case of violation of the rights of the citizen of Russia. This was stated by Russian foreign Ministry Commissioner for human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov, reports TASS.
“It is now clear that in the case of Seleznev there is another, absolutely unacceptable incident with the violation of the rights of a Russian citizen”, — he said. The diplomat noted that the Ministry will continue to provide all necessary assistance and to help his lawyers.
According to Dolgov, the defenders Seleznev has promised to appeal the verdict, but it will only be after sentencing. “We have all these questions continue to put the most severe way before the American side,” he concluded.
The day before, on 25 August, a jury in the United States recognized the son of the Deputy of the state Duma Valery Seleznev guilty of hacking into the data of American companies. According to investigators, Seleznev was involved in the stealing and selling 1.7 million credit card numbers, and the damage from his actions amounted to $170 million.
Seleznev was arrested in July 2014 in the Maldives, where he was vacationing, and extradited to the United States. The Deputy Seleznev said that his son Roman had indeed been kidnapped by American authorities.