Russian cybersecurity executive appeals to Putin as detention for treason extended – Reuters

Ilya Sachkov, head of Russia’s Group IB cybersec…….

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Ilya Sachkov, head of Russia’s Group IB cybersecurity company, is seen in a car in Moscow, Russia November 9, 2018. Picture taken November 9, 2018. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo

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MOSCOW, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Ilya Sachkov, the head of a Russian cybersecurity firm, on Tuesday appealed to President Vladimir Putin to let him be moved to house arrest while he awaits trial on treason charges after his detention was extended until February.

Sachkov, 35, who founded Group-IB, one of Russia’s most prominent cybersecurity firms, was arrested in September and charged with divulging state secrets, allegations he denies.

Moscow’s Lefortovo district court said on Tuesday Sachkov’s detention had been extended by three months to Feb. 28, 2022.

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In a statement sent by his lawyer on Tuesday, Sachkov again rejected the charges and compared his case …….

Source: https://www.reuters.com/world/russian-cybersecurity-executive-appeals-putin-detention-treason-extended-2021-11-23/

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