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Computer hacker Gary McKinnon will get another chance to avoid extradition from the UK to the United States this week when the UK Parliament's Home Affairs Select Committee considers his case.

Another chance for Gary McKinnon

mckinnonComputer hacker Gary McKinnon will get another chance to avoid extradition from the UK to the United States this week when the UK Parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee considers his case.

The US sought extradition in 2003 after catching McKinnon hacking into government computers in 2001. The UK government began reviewing its extradition law back in September, following a large number of complaints from its citizens. While extraditions will not be frozen while the committee reviews the law, McKinnon’s extradition has been on hold since May, when Teresa May, Home Secretary, agreed to consider the possibility that, because McKinnon suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, his poor mental health may be sufficient to prevent his extradition to the US.

The committee meets on Tuesday to review the current Extradition Act.

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2 comments

  1. avatar
    peter john weinrauch

    Gary you have a skill set that is unique to your addiction to marijuana in combination with aspergers syndrome. Man you’ve done it all. Now it’s Leavenworth or Cuba. Personally we here in Kingston Wisconsin prefer civil law rather than military tribunal. In the latter the last thing you will remember is the back of a blind fold followed by hearing ready, aim, FIRE then its lights out for the ufologists community. The whole world will call us crazy for sure!
    When you were approached by the FBI the offer was a sweet deal. Three or four years of meeting with specialists’ in your field of computers. A new house in the suburbs even a name change from Gary to Spock. That would have put you on the best sellers list for sure. A multi millionaire and more girlfriends than you could possibly handle. Now all you have to look forward to are men (scum) who speak some dialect from the middle east, in Cuba, with no chance of a fair trial. You will be forced on your knees with your rump in the air while facing Mecca. No fun here Gary!
    Best case scenario is Leavenworth in the loan star State (Gary that’s Texas) chained to a wall again no chance of a fair trial. After you meet some of the Men in there you’ll have a good chance to add to your failings of addiction and aspergers, a good case of claustrophobia. That’s twenty three hours in a padded room and not on the bed (Gary the padding is on the walls). When your not in your cosy little hide away, the spooks will be using their latest techniques of information gathering (Brits call this torture) on you.
    GARY! GARY! Wake up and turn your self into a nicely dressed FBI agent and wipe the smirk off your face. This isn’t a cute little high school prank this is the big time. May be with the support of our growing community ufologists and some fancy New York City attorney’s you stand a chance. Redeem yourself by having a fair and PUBLIC TRIAL that will bring some of the “stuff” we legal and peaceful minded Ufologists’
    want our world leaders to disclose.
    Please hurry Spock the captain wants to beam up the last fifty years of nondisclosure in this field of distant civilizations and far off galaxies(theme song to star trek).

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    peter john weinrauch

    This is a farce and it’s wrong. The U.K. is flirting with war. What are they thinking? They are aligning themselves with a military criminal. This dude has an illness that makes Him an idiot savant. May be His lawyers should have chosen an illness that didn’t aid Him in these criminal activities. I promise if their MI5 computers were compromised by this loser by now Gary would have been a pile of ashes.
    I agree we need disclosure however not by an act of war. Take Him out of the picture before other countries, enemies of our state, learn His techniques. He is a war criminal no better than Nazi war criminals! He is what He is a criminal of the worst kind. He is using people who don’t understand the difference between civil and military laws while hiding behind creative lawyers.
    How many millions of boys were maimed or killed in defence of the U.K. during the wars that the U.S.A defended them. Now if this dude doesn’t show up in a U.S. military court sitting next to General with a 9mm soon War may be eminent. I’m not the Secretary of state nor am I president Obama. I feel their frustration. Sadly we are showing weakness in the worst way. I want justice and with out any more cleaver delays. Gary you made a living by taking on one of the most powerful militarises on earth now reap the whirlwind bitch!

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