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Computer hacker Gary McKinnon 'is facing a US trial'




Computer hacker Gary McKinnon 'is facing a US trial'
Computer hacker Gary McKinnon 'is facing a US trial'



http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8381961.stm 

BBC News
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 
evidence.

Now of Wood Green, north London, he faces 60 years in prison if 
convicted.

Mr Johnson said he had carefully considered the representations but had 
concluded that sending Mr McKinnon to the US would not breach his human 
rights.

As such, he had no discretion to block the extradition.

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