US nabs a hacker in the Maldives, but Russia sees it as “kidnapping”

The recent arrest of a Russian hacker by the US Department of Homeland Security is stirring up diplomatic difficulties.

The suspect, 30-year-old Roman Valerevich Seleznev, is the son of a Russian lawmaker. The Russian Foreign Ministry, which says he was arrested in an airport in the Maldives, has condemned the tactics used by the US. Seleznev has now been transported to Guam, where he has made his first court appearance.

"We consider this as the latest unfriendly move from Washington," stated the Ministry, according to a Reuters report. The Russian Foreign Ministry's statement (Russian) describes the event as a "kidnapping."

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