"Think of the children"
The book is 900 years in the future. I think you mean "Think of the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren."
Capturing intelligence is worlds apart from inciting criminal acts like treason.
Capturing HUMINT is going to involve inciting treason almost 100% of the time given that spying against your country is usually considered treason.
He will be given a trial based on American laws, when he was a German citizen doing business in New Zealand. The idea that US law applies to him at all is simply unconscionable.
Wasn't he operating servers in Virginia?