Russian hacker arrested in Spain fears extradition to US
I do not think the US has the death penalty for hackers. Perhaps he fears what Putin may do to him if he talks to US officials.
Russian hacker accused of running vast cybercrime network feared he would be tortured or killed if extradited to the US
Russian hacker Peter Levashov was arrested in Spain on a U.S. warrant. In court this week, he claimed he used to work for Vladimir Putin and feared he would be killed if extradited to the U.S.