Hacker's extradition put on hold

    Date27 Oct 2009
    CategoryGovernment
    3265
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said he will study new medical evidence before approving the extradition to the US of computer hacker Gary McKinnon. He said he had "stopped the clock" on proceedings to give Mr McKinnon's lawyers time to appeal in Europe. Earlier this month the 43-year-old, who has Asperger's syndrome, was denied an appeal at the UK Supreme Court.

    Mr McKinnon is accused of breaking into the US's military computer system but says he was just seeking UFO evidence.

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