Gary Davis, the Irishman ordered to be extradited to the U.S. in order to stand trial for his role as a Silk Road admin, told the press that he will be appealing the decision. Davis, formerly known as Libertas, has been fighting the extradition case for close to three years in opposition to “being dumped into an American Gulag to rot while facing outrageous charges.”
In an indictment filed by the FBI in 2013, Davis, along with two other Silk Road administrators, is accused of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to commit computer hacking and conspiracy to commit money laundering. If convicted, Davis could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
The 28-year-old claims to suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome and crippling depression, both of which are claims that some psychiatrists have corroborated. He writes that being ripped away from his support network of family and friends will be detrimental to his well-being.
Regardless of any objections made, High Court’s Justice Paul McDermott finally decided that the extradition will happen. Davis has 10 days to file an appeal before he is required to surrender himself to the United States.
A journalist from The Times was able to reach out to Davis