Online romantic Lauri Love has won his extradition conflict to equivocate extradition to a US to face charges of hacking into a computers of NASA, a US Army, a Federal Reserve and a Missile Defense Agency following a High Court ruling today.
Love faced a jail judgment of adult to 99 years if he were extradited and found guilty in US courts.
Lawyers for 32-year-old Love, who suffers from autism, had argued that he should be tried over a allegations in a UK and combined that he would be during risk of murdering himself if extradited to a US. Love also claims to suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, anxiety, basin and “obsessive behaviours”, according to his lawyers.
But today the UK’s Lord Chief Justice and Mr Justice Ouseley ruled that Love should not be extradited to a US to mount trial, on a drift that it would not be in a “interests of justice” for a series of reasons, including a “high risk” that he would kill himself.
Where wrong activity is purported to have taken place in a UK, those suspected should be attempted in a UK – not packaged off to unknown countries and unknown authorised systems
However, they combined it would “not be oppressive” to “prosecute Mr Love in England for a offences”.
Emma Norton, conduct of Legal Casework for Liberty, was concerned in a case. She applauded a ruling.
“Where wrong activity is purported to have taken place in a UK, those suspected should be attempted in a UK – not packaged off to unknown countries and unknown authorised systems. This is generally critical in cases of exposed people like Lauri Love,” she said.
“We are gay that a justice has currently recognized Lauri’s vulnerability, tighten family connectors to a UK and a potentially inauspicious consequences of extraditing him.
“This was a box that could have been prosecuted here and it’s ashamed that Lauri and his family have been put by this terrible ordeal.”
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