June 29th, 2016 | by righteous Lauri Love is wanted in the United States and faces up to 99 years in prison for his action in #OpLastResort – an Anonymous operation which made the US government a target after their treatment of Aaron Swartz. Love is accused of hacking into US Army, NASA, the Missile Defense Agency, the Federal Reserve, The EPA and several other government agencies from 2012 – 2013
Lauri is currently being held in a British prison, facing extradition to the United States for sentencing. Activists and fellow countrymen alike are trying to persuade their government to ignore international pressure and keep him in Britain.
Love is accused of breaking into Uncle Sam’s computers as part of #OpLastResort – the codename for a string of online protests that followed cyber-activist Aaron Swartz’s suicide in 2013.
While cross-examined this morning by US government lawyer Peter Caldwell, Love spoke of his admiration for Swartz and described him as a wunderkind who was “persecuted by the Department of Justice.”
Love’s lawyers had drawn a comparison between their client and Schwartz, who killed himself after he was accused of breaking into a network hardware closet on the MIT campus to download almost five million academic papers.
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Lauri is said to suffer from depression and Aspergers syndrome, a form of autism. Mental health experts as well as his family have stated in court that if Love Love was extradited, it is likely he might attempt to take his own life – just like Aaron Shwartz.
To avoid extradition, prosecutors are demanding that Love hand over any and all information that he obtained. Before he was arrested, Love was able to lock his computer and conceal the information. From the time he was first arrested through to his first trial last April 12th, Love has refused to hand over his encryption keys and passwords.
Activists organized a rally on his behalf and urged everyone to show up the Westminster Courts in London and show support from him through his struggle. Threy also planned a carnival/party including speakers, live music and entertainment.
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