Double standards when it comes to extradition in the UK. This is highly problematic from a legal and human rights standpoint. (h/t: Sarah Brown)
Gary McKinnon Extradition Block Sees Government Accused Of ‘Double Standards’ Over Human Rights
The Home Office has been accused of double standards after blocking the extradition of Gary McKinnon, who has Asperger’s, just two weeks after allowing the extradition of another British citizen with the same condition.
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It has been going on for more than a decade, but the final verdict in alleged computer-hacker Gary McKinnon‘s fight to avoid extradition was served by UK Home Secretary Theresa May today, ruling that he won’t be extradited to the US.
The Scottish systems administrator was first accused of infiltrating US military computers in 2002, though he claimed he was seeking evidence of UFOs. And after a series of back-and-forths over the past ten years with the UK government refusing to block the...Read Full Story
GARY McKinnon, from Wood Green, north London, will not be heading to a concrete box in the United States. Home Secretary Teresa May has blocked his extradition. Gary McKinnon hacked into US military computers.
Mrs May told MPs:
”After careful consideration of all the relevant material I have concluded the Mr McKinnon extradition would give rise to such a risk of him ending his life that a decision to extradite would be incompatible with his human rights”.
Will McKinnon now face trial in the...Read Full Story
Sydney Morning HeraldBritain defies US over 'biggest military computer hack of all time'Sydney Morning HeraldThe British Home Secretary, Theresa May, yesterday defied American authorities by halting the extradition of British computer hacker Gary McKinnon, a decision criticised by the US State Department but welcomed with delight by campaigners and politicians …US outraged as UK denies hacker extraditionThe AustralianAlan Johnson: 'McKinnon ruling not in UK's interest'BBC NewsUK blocks...Read Full Story
Gary McKinnon will not be sent to stand trial in the USA, on grounds of human rights.
Home secretary Theresa May told parliament that McKinnon is too ill to be extradited. After examination of the medical evidence, she concluded that the threat to McKinnon’s life impinges his human rights.
McKinnon has admitted hacking US government computers, saying that he was looking for evidence of UFOs.
For breaching the government machines, he faced 60 years in prison in the US if extradited.
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Gary McKinnon (born 10 February 1966) is a Scottish systems administrator and hacker who has been accused of what one US prosecutor claims is the "biggest military computer hack of all time," although McKinnon himself states that he was merely looking for evidence of free energy suppression and a cover-up of UFO activity and other technologies...more
Gary McKinnon (born 10 February 1966) is a Scottish systems administrator and hacker who has been accused of what one US prosecutor claims is the "biggest military computer hack of all time," although McKinnon himself states that he was merely looking for evidence of free energy suppression and a cover-up of UFO activity and other technologies potentially useful to the public. After a series of legal proceedings in England, McKinnon is currently awaiting extradition to the United States.