Lauri Love extradition: 'Aspergers defence ruled out because of human rights law changes'

Lauri Love: 'Law's changed on Home Secretary's consideration on human rights', says extradition lawyer

Lauri Love

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lauri Love's key defence in his battle to avoid extradition to the United States won't work because of law changes, according to an immigration lawyer. 

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has signed off on an order for the extradition of 31-year-old Love, who has been accused of stealing data from US government agencies like the FBI, the Federal Reserve, and the Department of Defense over the course of 2012 and 2013.

Love is planning to appeal the ruling, arguing that his aspergers condition could leave him at risk of suicide in a US jail. But but Dr. Anna Bradshaw, an extradition lawyer from Peters & Peters, told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the Home Secretary can't take this into account in her decision because they "specifically remove the Home Secretary's consideration on human rights".

Listen to the interview with Dr. Bradshaw above.