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[ISN] Home sec puts McKinnon extradition on hold
By Team 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
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