Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Gary McKinnon given a reprieve of a few weeks

Good news is in (kind of) for Gary McKinnon the famous NASA Ufo Hacker..

Extract from this article:

His extradition was postponed until 15 February yesterday while Keir Stamer, the new Director of Public Prosecutions, reviews the case.

The news came as the High Court in London heard his lawyers call for a judicial review of his case, on the grounds that his Asperger's syndrome was not taken into account when the Home Secretary first granted his extradition.

Speaking outside the court, McKinnon, of Wood Green, north London, said: "It's been a good day overall. For a change it's slightly good news – a little ray of hope."

Earlier, his counsel warned that the 42-year-old would be a suicide risk if he was sent to an American prison. Edward Fitzgerald said McKinnon was "a seriously disordered person", whose health would suffer if he were sent so far away from his family.

He said the danger would increase if McKinnon were held in harsh conditions in a maximum-security prison, where he faces up to 70 years in jail for hacking into US government and Nasa computers.

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Video from the recent Gary Mckinnon Autism press Conference:

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