A 36-year-old Russian programmer, St. Petersburg resident Piotr Levashov, was detained in Spain at the United States request.
This is reported by RT, with reference to his wife Maria.
According to her, at night law enforcement agencies broke into the apartments where the Levashov family lived during the vacation in Barcelona, and detained her husband. The police explained that Levashov is suspected of involvement in hacker attacks, in particular, related to interference in the elections process in the US, the report said.
It is noted that in early January, another Russian programmer, Stanislav Lisov, was detained in Barcelona. In case of his extradition to the United States, he may be convicted to 30 years of imprisonment. He is suspected of cyber-fraud.
We recall that in January, US intelligence agencies declassified and made public a joint report on Russia's interference in the election campaign in the United States. American intelligence officers agreed that Russian top leadership, including President Putin, was personally involved in the campaign to unlawfully influence the course of the US presidential election in order to decrease Hillary Clinton's chances of being elected president.