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AL­LEGED com­puter hacker Lauri Love fears he will die be­hind bars af­ter Home Sec­re­tary Am­ber Rudd au­tho­rised his ex­tra­di­tion to the States.

The Asperger syn­drome suf­ferer, 31, spoke of his fears as his father called for “Bri­tish jus­tice for a Bri­tish cit­i­zen”.

Love is al­leged to have stolen huge amounts of data from U.S. agen­cies in­clud­ing the Fed­eral Re­serve, the U.S. Army, the Depart­ment of De­fence, Nasa and the FBI in a spate of on­line at­tacks in 2012 and 2013.

U.S. au­thor­i­ties have been fight­ing for Love, who lives with his par­ents near New­mar­ket in Suf­folk, to face trial on charges of cy­ber-hack­ing, which his lawyers say could mean a sen­tence of up to 99 years in prison guilty.

The Home Of­fice said Ms Rudd had “care­fully con­sid­ered all rel­e­vant mat­ters” be­fore sign­ing an or­der for the ex­tra­di­tion on Mon­day.

Mr Love said: “I don’t think much of my fu­ture life.

“I face decades be­hind bars and at worst I may die.”

Love ( has said that a jail term in the U.S. could cause his health to de­te­ri­o­rate and lead to a men­tal break­down or sui­cide.

He plans to ap­peal. if he is found

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