Alleged Syrian hacker sympathetic to Damascus being sent to U.S.: source

Reuters News
Posted: May 09, 2016 4:17 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An alleged Syrian computer hacker sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government is due to appear in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday after extradition from Germany, a U.S. law-enforcement source said on Monday.

The source said Peter Romar, 36, an alleged member of the hacking group Syrian Electronic Army, was being flown to the United States on Monday.

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