Russia condemns Israel's rejection of hacker's appeal against extradition

Yesterday, the Supreme Court rejected Russian hacker Alexei Burkov's appeal of Justice Minister Amir Ohana's decision to order his extradition to the United States.

Russian hacker Alexei Burkov (photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)
Russian hacker Alexei Burkov
(photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)
Moscow officials referred to Israel's Supreme Court's decision to deny Alexei Burkov's appeal against his extradition order.
The Russian Embassy in Israel tweeted about the Court's decision, "We regret the decision of Israeli’s High Court of Justice to turn down Mr. Burkov’s appeal on his extradition to the [US]. This decision constitutes a breach of his rights as well as Israel’s international obligations. This step does not contribute to the development of [Russian-Israeli] relations."
Yesterday, the Supreme Court rejected Russian hacker Alexei Burkov's appeal of Justice Minister Amir Ohana's decision to order his extradition to the United States.
The ruling, given by Supreme Court President Esther Hayut and Justices Yitzhak Amit and Ofer Grosskopf, states that, contrary to Burkov's complaint, Ohana's decision to order his extradition to the US was made after exhaustive and in-depth consideration of the circumstances, and there was nothing to justify the Court intervening.
It was further held that Burkov's alternate request to be extradited to the US for trial, but serve out his sentence in Russia was rejected "because it is not based in any law by virtue of which the State of Israel would be required to do so."
During Thursday's hearing on the petition, an argument arose about Burkov's arriving to the courtroom in leg restraints. The reason for the criticism was because of a change in policy about restraining detainees who do not pose a certain level of danger.