Wednesday, February 7, 2018

UK Court Blocks Hacktivist’s Extradition Over Oppressive US Prison Conditions



The UK’s High Court of Justice quashed the extradition of activist and computer scientist Lauri Love because prison conditions could result in his death if transferred to the United States to stand trial.

In a landmark decision, the United Kingdom’s High Court of Justice quashed the extradition of activist and computer scientist Lauri Love because it is possible prison conditions would result in his death if transferred to the United States to stand trial.

Love was indicted three-to-five years ago by three federal district courts for allegedly hacking into systems controlled by the Federal Reserve, U.S. Army, and a number of other government agencies. He challenged his extradition before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in 2016, but a judge ruled in favor of extradition.

On February 5, the High Court of Justice concluded [PDF] extradition would result in “severe depression” and Love would likely be “determined to commit suicide, here or in America.”

https://www.mintpressnews.com/uk-court-blocks-hacktivists-extradin-us/237224/

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