British Hacker Gets Extradition Delay

Could still face trial in U.S.

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The European Court of Human Rights has asked Britain to hold off on sending a computer hacker to the United States to face trial until it can review his request to stop his extradition.

The court said it needs to review Gary McKinnon’s complaint that he could face inhumane prison conditions if convicted in the United States.

"The applicant should not be extradited to the United States before midnight on 29 August," so the court can examine his request at its next meeting on August 28, it said in a statement.

McKinnon lost his appeal in July in Britain’s highest court, the House of Lords, which ruled the seriousness of the charges would carry a maximum life sentence under English law for what has been called "the biggest military hack of all time."

McKinnon’s lawyers said the case was not handled properly by prosecuting authorities. "We believe that the British government declined to prosecute him to enable the US government to make an example of him. American officials involved in this case have stated they want to see him ‘fry’."

If convicted of hacking the Pentagon, U.S. army, navy and NASA, McKinnon faces up to 70 years in prison and fines of up to $1.75 million.

McKinnon was never charged in Britain but did admit to hacking military computers in the U.S. and claimed he was searching for evidence that aliens existed.


British Hacker Gets Extradition Delay
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  • http://www.stonerscolony.com FaTe

    The truth is out there

    The americans will most likely push for max sentance like said as an example…Never mind the fact he comprimised multiple goverment systems hmmm punishment or secretly put to monkey work in the background?

    Why did America want him again?…

  • http://www.ezbusiness123.com Joe

    If a  english-man  was able to get into more than one  U.S goverment system,  any-body could had done so including terrorists or any anti-U.S-goverment bodies. It looks like, that the U.S goverment needs to look at their employees and admit that there was a fault in their security system and take the blame. Maybe the U.S goverment should hire the english-man as an consultant  to hacker-check their security-systems.

    If you don’t lock your door, don’t be surprized to get an unexpected guest.



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