Brazil Denies US Extradition Request of Russian Spy

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  • Brazil has denied the U.S. request to extradite alleged Russian spy Sergey Cherkasov, as the Supreme Court had already approved Russia’s extradition request.
  • Cherkasov will remain imprisoned in Brazil for now, and his extradition to Russia will be executed after the final judgment of all his cases in Brazil.
  • U.S. authorities allege Cherkasov was part of the Russian “illegals” program, using a false identity in Brazil to attend graduate school in Washington and share information with his Russian handlers.  Read More

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