Detained cybersecurity executive Ilya Sachkov asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to let him be transferred from prison to house arrest. Sachkov was arrested in September and charged with state treason for allegedly sharing sensitive information with an unspecified foreign government. He has denied the charges.
- Sachkov co-founded Group-IB, one of Russia's largest cybersecurity firms.
- State treason in Russia carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and details of most cases are rarely made public due to their sensitive nature.
- On Tuesday, a Russian court ruled Sachkov must remain in prison until Feb. 28, 2022.
- Putin's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said he didn't know if the president had received the request.
- Sachkov's mother made a similar appeal to Putin last month.