Armenia detains Russian programmer after US request

A Russian computer programmer was detained in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, on Friday for alleged money laundering and illegal transfer of military technology. Sergey Mironov’s arrest was made after a US government request, his lawyer told RT.

Mironov was arrested by Armenian security forces after arriving in Yerevan with his wife, Mironov’s lawyer in Russia, Karen Nersesyan, told RT. After the arrest, he was moved to solitary confinement in Yerevan.

Mironov works as a programmer in Moscow and doesn’t have access to any secret materials or technologies, the lawyer said.

menwhile, the Armenian police say Sergey Mironov, 30, has been wanted by US law-enforcement bodies since May 11, 2016.

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