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Home sec puts McKinnon extradition on hold




Home sec puts McKinnon extradition on hold
Home sec puts McKinnon extradition on hold



http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/18/mckinnon_delay/ 

By Team Register 
The Register
18th October 2009

The Home Office has agreed to a delay in extradition proceedings for 
Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon while Home Secretary Alan Johnson and 
government lawyers reconsider evidence in the case.

Washington has been demanding McKinnon go on trial in the US for 
breaking into Pentagon computer systems back in 2002. He has never 
denied tapping into US military systems, saying he was looking for 
evidence of UFOs.

McKinnon, 42, was refused leave to appeal to the UK's newly minted 
supreme court earlier this month, with judges ruling his extradition was 
lawful and proportionate.

At that time he had 14 days to make any further representations to the 
European Court of Human Rights, though his options were extremely 
limited.

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