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Lauri Love, the autistic man accused of hacking, wins US extradition appeal

The BBC reports that Lauri Love, the autistic man suspected of hacking into US Government computers has won his High Court appeal against extradition to the US. The Court of Appeal heard that Lauri Love has severe mental health problems and was at a "very high risk" of committing suicide if he was sent to the United States to face charges. Mr Love's lawyer said that he was not seeking immunity from justice and Appeal judges urged the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to prosecute him in England.

The decision has been welcomed by lawyers and human rights groups as a precedent for trying hacking suspects in the UK in future.

Mr Love said that he hopes "in the future to be able to contribute to a slightly better understanding of the stigma associated with depression."

Date added: 6 February 2017