MADRID A Russian computer programmer, Pyotr Levashov, has been arrested in the Spanish town of Barcelona, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Madrid explained on Sunday.
Russian tv station RT described that Levashov was suspected of staying concerned in hacking attacks linked to alleged interference in final year’s U.S. election.
He was arrested below a U.S. intercontinental arrest warrant, RT described on its web-site, citing Spanish law enforcement.
The embassy spokesman declined to give specifics on the motives for Levashov’s arrest. The Spanish law enforcement and inside ministry were being not offered for remark.
Spanish authorities notified the embassy of Levashov’s arrest on Friday, the spokesman explained.
The U.S. federal government has formally accused Russia of hacking Democratic Bash e-mails to support the marketing campaign of Republican President Donald Trump. The U.S. Congress is also analyzing hyperlinks concerning Russia and Trump through the election marketing campaign.
Russian officers, which includes President Vladimir Putin, have consistently denied that Russia attempted to impact the election.
In January, Spanish law enforcement arrested an additional Russian computer programmer, whose identify was given as “Lisov” and who was wanted by the United States below an intercontinental arrest warrant.
(Reporting by Angus Berwick Added reporting by Alexander Winning in Moscow)