OREANDA-NEWS  Verification of Russia's request for the extradition of Nikita Kislitsin, an F.A.C.C.T. employee detained in Almaty, will take a year from the moment of detention in June 2023, Deputy Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan Zhandos Morialiev said.

"The requests came from the USA and Russia. Now we are conducting an extra-traditional check. The verification period, and this procedure is not easy, is a year. We have a deadline until June 24, 2024," he told reporters on the sidelines of the Majilis in Astana.

The verification period will not be extended.

"No, we have a deadline, unfortunately. The deadline is one year," the Deputy Prosecutor General said.

Earlier, the Prosecutor General's Office of Kazakhstan reported that legal cooperation in the field of extradition with Russia is carried out on the basis of the Convention on Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family and Criminal Cases. Kazakhstan cooperates with the United States on the basis of the Inter-American Convention on Extradition and a number of other special conventions.

Kislitsin was detained at the end of June in Almaty in connection with being on the international wanted list at the request of the US authorities. Russia and the United States demanded to extradite him.

On June 28, the Tverskoy Court of Moscow arrested Kislitsin in absentia on charges of unlawful access to legally protected computer information (Part 3 of Article 272 of the Criminal Code). The minimum penalty under this article provides for a fine of up to 500 thousand rubles, the maximum - imprisonment of up to 5 years. He is also charged with extortion committed by a group of persons by prior agreement, committed on a large scale (Part 2 of Article 163 of the Criminal Code).

In 2020, a number of media outlets reported that an employee of Group-IB Kislitsin became a person involved in criminal prosecution in the United States. According to the US authorities, he could have been involved in an attempt to sell the data of users of one of the social networks.