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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, February 5, 2018

"Accused UK computer hacker wins appeal against extradition to US"

From Jurist:

Lauri Love, a British student, was indicted on charges[JURIST report] of hacking into US government websites in 2013, along with other unnamed co-conspirators, stealing huge amounts of data. He argued that the extradition would cause him to commit self-bodily harm and that there was no reason UK courts were not legally sufficient.

Lord Burnett of Maldon wrote in his decision that prosecution of Love in England was not "oppressive" given his mental condition. Love suffers from Asperger's, anxiety and depression.

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