UK hacker Gary McKinnon wins extradition battle

    Date17 Oct 2012
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Gary McKinnon, indicted in 2002 on charges of hacking into U.S. government computers, will not be extradited to the U.S., the U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May said on Tuesday. The risk to McKinnon's health posed by extradition to the U.S. was simply too great, according to May. "After careful consideration of all of the relevant material, I have concluded that Mr. McKinnon's extradition would give rise to such a high risk of him ending his life that a decision to extradite would be incompatible with Mr. McKinnon's human rights," said May.
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