Russia Update: Hacker Who Exposed Emails of Navalny, Other Opposition Leaders Now on Trial

June 24, 2015
Sergei Maksimov, accused of being the hacker "Hell," with his lawyer Hans-Karl Hassel, in a Bonn court on June 24, 2015. Photo by @adagamov

A hacker who went by the name “Hell” is on trial today in Germany. Among his victims is Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, whose email he hacked in 2012.

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