Lauri Love, center, smiles with parents Alexander Love, left, Sirkka-Liisa Love, second left, and girlfriend Sylvia Mann as he leaves the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Monday. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
Rebecca Shaeffer is a senior legal and policy officer at Fair Trials, a global criminal justice watchdog operating out of Washington, London and Brussels.
President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have repeatedly highlighted the importance of international cooperation in tackling international, cyber and cross-border crime. But as a decision of the United Kingdom’s High Court on Monday shows, human rights abuses in the U.S. criminal justice system are putting that cooperation at risk even with our closest allies. In the ruling, the High Court refused to order the extradition of British-Finnish activist Lauri Love to the United States, where he is wanted on hacking charges, on the grounds that sending him to an American jail would be …