From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:43:01 -0400 Archived: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:43:01 -0400 Subject: UK Blocks 'UFO-hacker' McKinnon Extradition To US Source: RT.Com http://tinyurl.com/9j2ku6v 16 October, 2012 UK Blocks 'UFO-hacker' McKinnon Extradition To US Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that Gary McKinnon, who was accused of hacking into the Pentagon's computer network, will not be extradited to the US. The move is due to the risk of McKinnon ending his own life. The home secretary said that there is no doubt McKinnon is seriously ill, that she carefully examined the medical evidence and took legal advice, concluding that his extradition would pose such a high risk that he would end his life, which restricts his human rights. McKinnon, 46, suffers from Asperger's syndrome. If convicted in the US, he could face up to 60 years in jail. The case of McKinnon has become the first time the British government has refused to extradite someone across the Atlantic since the existing UK-USA extradition treaty came into force in January 2004, The Independent reports. [More at site... thanks to Greg Boone for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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