Silk Road:  Gary Davis to be extradited to United States…

Gary Davis, aged 27, of Johnstown Court, Kilpedder, Co Wicklow, is wanted for trial by US authorities on charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to commit computer hacking and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Mr Justice Paul McDermott in a detailed judgment today ruled that Mr Davis be surrendered to the United States.

The judge rejected all grounds of Mr Davis opposition to the request.
It is expected Mr Davis who was present in court will appeal the decision.Lawyers for the State argued that Mr Davis should be surrendered to the US.Mr Davis who claims he suffers from both a form of autism known as Asperger’s Syndrome and depression had opposed the request.

Among his points of objection he says that if extradited he will be detained in a inhuman and degrading manner.If convicted in the US Mr Davis could receive a life sentence.

Mr Davis also claimed the formal request seeking his surrender is flawed, lacks clarity and the details of the charges against him are vague. It was also argued Mr Davis should have been charged with corresponding offences he is accused of by the US in Ireland.

During the hearing the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Professor Juan Mendez expressed his concerns about conditions at the facility in New York City, the Metropolitan Correctional Centre (MCC), where Mr Davis is likely to be held if he is extradited to the US.

During the hearing Mr Davis’s lawyers argued Prof. Mendez had had raised issues about the negative effects on Mr Davis’s mental health if he were to be held in isolation at a special housing unit within the MCC.

The State rejected all points raised by Mr Davis.


Source: belfasttelegraph


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