Lauri Love “relieved” by the decision of the court

Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love that he says that he is “very relieved and happy” after a judge of the high Court blocked his extradition to the united States.

The judges decided to send it to the US would lead to severe depression and can lead to suicide.

The 33-year-old, who has Asperger’s syndrome, told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme was grateful for the support he had received.

Mr Love said he wants the Prosecution to charge him.

On Monday, the appeal judges said that the extradition would be “oppressive by reason of his physical and mental condition”, with the evidence that shows that it would lead to severe depression, “and that the Lord Love would probably decided to commit suicide”.

It was urged that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to prosecute Mr Love in England.

Mr Love, from Stradishall, Suffolk, said that he was grateful that the decision had shown that the conditions of prisons in the united states “had a lot to be desired” in comparison with those in the united kingdom.

“I do not entertain any hope that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.

“One of the main differences is that if I am here on trial in the uk, the maximum sentence of imprisonment would be around 36 months.

“In the united states, which wanted to lock me up for 99 years.

“You have no hope, if you think that you’re going to spend the rest of his life in prison in less than human conditions.”

Mr Love says that he wants to be charged by the CPS as US, then it would be unable to extradite him, because of double jeopardy rules.

At that time, he cannot travel as he could be extradited from another country.

“I’m going to do my best to facilitate my accusation, as Kafkaesque as it may sound, so that I can get some closure and go on with my constructive work in engineering and internet security,” he said.

Mr Love is accused of having stolen huge amounts of data from agencies of the united states, including the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Army, the department of defense, Nasa, and the FBI, in a series of online attacks in 2012 and 2013.

He says that the stress of the last five years has affected their health.

“I don’t sleep very well. I’ve had very severe depression. I’ve had weeks at a time in which I’ve been on the verge of suicide. I have eczema, which results in that I grab my face, I have digestive problems, every part of my digestive tract is inflamed, which is of three different types of utis-that is,” he said.

“I hope that now the voltage is going to go, I’m going to be able to recover part of my health and to be able to be more productive.”

Mr Love described himself as a hacker, saying that contributing to the society.

He said: “In the media ‘hacker’ is often connoted with the crime, but the original definition, and in the internet community, a hacker is someone who understands the technology, takes it apart, puts it together in novel ways, does make things very interesting.

“We absolutely need that the hackers and their way of thinking and solution of problems and the resolution of problems to help us adapt to an internet-based society.”

The authorities of the united States now have 14 days to file a request for an appeal hearing in the uk Supreme Court.

Watch the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC two and the News channel of the BBC.