Lauri Love would be at high risk of killing himself in US, court told

Lauri Love, the British student accused of hacking into US government websites, would be at high risk of killing himself if extradited to the US, the high court has heard.

Love, who lives in Suffolk and has Asperger’s syndrome and severe depression, should be tried in Britain for his alleged offences, his counsel, Edward Fitzgerald QC, told the court.

Opening an appeal against an earlier decision that Love should be tried in the US, Fitzgerald said: “There’s a very real risk that he would commit suicide [if extradited]. There’s a virtual certainty that his condition would deteriorate.”

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29th November 2017