Russia asks Portugal for information on hacker Rui Pinto

Rui Pinto

The Russian authorities sent a letter rogatory to the Portuguese court asking for information on hacker Rui Pinto

"We confirm we received a letter rogatory [legal instrument of cooperation between two countries] from the Russian Federation," a PGR source told Lusa News Agency.

Unlike the Belgian, French or Dutch authorities who wish to collaborate with Rui Pinto to advance their investigations, particularly in cases of tax evasion, the Russian authorities accuse him of various offenses, according to the Portuguese media.

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