26 November 2009
Computer hacker Gary McKinnon faces being tried in the US after requests
to block his extradition were refused, the Home Office has confirmed.
Home Secretary Alan Johnson told Mr McKinnon's family he could not block
the move on medical grounds.
Glasgow-born Mr McKinnon, 43, who has Asperger's syndrome, is accused of
breaking into US military computers. He says he was seeking UFO
Now of Wood Green, north London, he faces 60 years in prison if
Mr Johnson said he had carefully considered the representations but had
concluded that sending Mr McKinnon to the US would not breach his human
As such, he had no discretion to block the extradition.
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