The head of the Czech Ministry of justice Robert Pelikan, who adopted the conclusion on extradition to the USA accused in this country and in Russia in hacking Russian Evgeny Nikulin, did not comply with the Czech law, said Thursday night President Milos Zeman, speaking on TV Barrandov.
Czech police in cooperation with the FBI USA detained Nikulin in Prague on October 5, 2016. The Russian is accused by the South American judicial authorities of illegal obtaining access to data from the public network LinkedIn and servers Dropbox and Formspring. The conclusion of the leaders of the Czech Ministry of justice Pelikan Russian in late March was extradited to the United States.
“A number of days ago I received an analytical analysis of the history of Nikulin, made by a familiar and respected lawyer, Vice-rector of the Charles Institute Alesh Gerloh. This document demonstrates, in fact, that Robert Pelikan, who still holds the post of Minister of justice, in the case of citizen Nikulin and his extradition to the USA did not comply with our laws,” Zeman said.
According to the President, because the head of the Ministry of justice has already announced his own departure from the government, to punish him for non-compliance with the law does not seem likely. “Loss of office is also a punishment of one’s own family,” Zeman said.