Lauri Love has avoided a US trial – so why have others been extradited? | Robert Verkaik

Three white men backed by strong campaigns have recently succeeded in halting extradition. Syed Talha Ahsan was less fortunateA court’s decision to block the extradition of an alleged computer hacker suffering from Asperger syndrome highlights once again the compassionate quality of British justice. Judges sitting in the high court have spared Lauri Love the prospect of a lengthy prison sentence and a penal ordeal regarded as one of the harshest in the world. He must now take his chance in a British court.

Love is the last of a trio of high-profile UK citizens who have avoided being sent for trial in America in the past five years. The other two are Gary McKinnon, accused of hacking US military computers, and Richard O’Dwyer, who faced criminal copyright charges.

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