Judge paves the way for British hacker’s extradition to US
A U.K. judge has ruled in favor of extraditing a British man to the U.S. on charges of hacking government computers, despite fears he may commit suicide.
Lauri Love, 31, has been fighting his extradition for allegedly stealing data from U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Defense and NASA.
On Friday, a Westminster Magistrates court ruled that Love can be safely extradited to the U.S. to face trial, even though he has Asperger Syndrome and a history of depression.
“I send this case to the secretary of state for her decision as to whether or not Mr. Love should be extradited,” Judge Nina Tempia said in the ruling.