By David Neal
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
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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