Dutch arrest Megaupload suspect at US request
THE HAGUE - Associated Press
This image grabbed on January 20, 2012 shows a page of Megapuload.com, one of the largest file-sharing websites shut down by US authorities. AFP photoA prosecutor's office spokeswoman says an Estonian citizen has been jailed for 60 days after being arrested by Dutch police at the request of American authorities investigating file-sharing website Megaupload.
Spokeswoman Marieke van der Molen declined Wednesday to release the man's name in line with Dutch privacy rules, but a U.S. Justice Department official identified him as software programmer Andrus Nomm, 32, a citizen of Estonia and a resident of both Turkey and Estonia.
Van der Molen says the suspect was arrested last Friday and appeared before a judge Monday who ordered him detained for 60 days pending an American extradition request.
New Zealand police arrested four other suspects last week, including Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom.