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Hacker Gary McKinnon may serve part of any jail term in UK, says Cameron




Hacker Gary McKinnon may serve part of any jail term in UK, says Cameron
Hacker Gary McKinnon may serve part of any jail term in UK, says Cameron



http://news.scotsman.com/news/Hacker-Gary-McKinnon-may-serve.6433004.jp 

By Christopher Mackie
The Scotsman 
22 July 2010

COMPUTER hacker Gary McKinnon may be allowed to spend part of any prison 
sentence imposed by a United States court in a British jail, after David 
Cameron revealed it was one of a range of options being discussed by 
diplomats on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Prime Minister said UK officials had been in talks with the US 
ambassador on the fate of Mr McKinnon, who suffers from Asperger's and 
is due to be extradited to the US to face charges he illegally accessed 
Nasa and Pentagon computers.

His supporters maintain he is ill and should not be sent to the US, and 
they were given hope on Tuesday, with US president Barack Obama 
indicating he wished to find an "appropriate solution" to the row after 
it was raised by Mr Cameron during White House talks.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister, who has publicly condemned plans to send 
Mr McKinnon to the US to face trial, said his government had held 
discussion with US officials, and that allowing the Glasgow-born hacker 
to serve time in a UK jail was "one potential outcome" of the talks. He 
said they had been working on options "where perhaps some of (the 
sentence] - if there is a prison sentence - is served in a British 
prison".

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