McKinnon’s legal nightmare to be decided by the summer
originally by: Mail Online
published: 2nd February 2012
Gary McKinnon’s ten year ordeal must be decided by the summer, the High Court ruled yesterday. The computer hacker and his family have been battling extradition to the United States for a decade. But two senior judges have now decided his case must not be allowed to drag on indefinitely.
They have set a legal timetable aimed at ending the nightmare that began when Asperger’s sufferer Gary hacked into NASA and Pentagon computers looking for the existence of ‘little green men.’
The Americans are demanding the extradition of Gary despite medical experts warning he will kill himself if sent to the US under the controversial 2003 Extradition Act.
Home Secretary Theresa May agreed to halt his extradition in 2010 and is ‘considering afresh’ the case, gathering new psychiatric evidence before she makes her final decision.
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High Court demands action over Gary McKinnon extradition case
30th January 2012