Defenant Nikulin made his first appearance in Federal Court, it appears he is being represented by a Public Defender. The Judge ordered a Russian speaking translator.
Nikulin entetered a: Not Guilty Plea
see Minute Order on the recent docket report below:
Also on a related note, earlier this week Speaker Ryan traveled to Czech Republic and gave a speech to the lower parliament. Keep in mind the Czech Courts had yet to make a determination on Nikulin’s Extradition. It’s also worth noting that this was a tug of war between America and Russia, as detailed in the original entry, below the fold.
Speaker Ryan went on to disclose the following:
- March 27 “we have every reason to believe and expect that Mr. Nikulin will be extradited to America.”
See Radio Free Liberty Article Speaker Ryan in Prague addresses Nikulin Extradition