The Irish High Court will rule on the extradition case of Gary Davis (27) AKA. Libertas, the alleged administrator of Silk Road Marketplace, to the United States. Davis, from Kilpedder, Co Wicklow, is wanted for trial in the US and is charged with the conspiracy to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to commit computer hacking and conspiracy to commit money laundering. According to the media, if extradited to the USA, the man has a big chance of receiving a life sentence in prison (same as Ross Ulbricht).
Davis opposes extradition and says that his alleged Asperger’s Syndrome and depression he is suffering from will be detained in an “inhuman and degrading manner” in the USA. On the other hand, lawyers of the state say that the man should surrender himself to the court.
The case was before the High Court on December 1 for the submission of additional materials, including a sworn statement from Professor Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Mendez expressed his concerns about the current conditions at Metropolitan Correctional Centre (MCC), the facility in New York City where Davis is likely to be held if he is extradited to the US. According to court documents, Professor Mendez