The US government is seeking to extradite British citizen Lauri Love to face hacking charges. Lauri has Asperger's Syndrome and his case has been likened to that of Gary McKinnon, whose extradition was blocked by the then home secretary Theresa May in 2012 on human rights grounds.
Many experts have called the attempt to extradite Lauri as 'over-zealous' and 'draconian' by using charges of alleged computer misuse within their judicial system. It is the opinion of American legal observers that Lauri will not be subject to fair legal due process if the extradition goes ahead. He will not get an honest trial, and this has been stated by several politicians, lawyers and digital experts. The attempted prosecution amounts to little more than a witch hunt.
Lauri's final extradition hearing in the UK was in November 2017.