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McKinnon supporters appeal to Home Office




McKinnon supporters appeal to Home Office
McKinnon supporters appeal to Home Office



http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2225136/mckinnon-supporters-cause-home 

By David Neal
vnunet.com
02 Sep 2008

Lawyers for Gary McKinnon, the hacker who broke into Nasa computers, 
have appealed to the Home Secretary in a bid to stop him being jailed in 
the US.

McKinnon and his lawyers are concerned that if he is extradited to the 
US he could face up to 70 years in jail and millions of pounds in fines 
and are appealing to the UK government on his behalf.

The appeal follows last week's decision from the European Court of Human 
Rights not to support McKinnon's claims.

Despite the ruling, lawyer Karen Todner has told the Home Office that 
removing McKinnon from the UK would be a breach of his human rights. The 
Home Office is said to be considering the claim.

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