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Russian hacker detained in CZ was tortured by the FBI

Summary of Disinformation

Russian hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin was put into a mental hospital where he was tortured by Czech police and FBI. American security services wanted to force him to confess that he manipulated the US presidential election.

Disproof

No evidence given. While it is true that Mr. Nikulin was temporarily hospitalised due to mental issues, but there is no evidence behind the speculations that he was tortured nor that the FBI were involved. iz.ru/642773/dmitrii-laru/v-chekhii-rassleduiut-zaderzhanie-rossiiskogo-khakera;, www.seznam.cz/zpravy/clanek/hra-o-hackera-nikulina-cesky-soud-rozhodl-ze-smi-byt-vydan-do-usa-i-do-ruska-32195,

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Reported in: Issue 80
Date: 13.09.2017
Language: Czech
Country: Czech Republic, Russia, US
Keywords: FBI, Manipulated elections/referendum, US presence in Europe, Secret services
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: aeronet.cz cz.sputniknews.com ac24.cz
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