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UK Blocks 'UFO-hacker' McKinnon Extradition To US

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


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]

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