Hacker Gary McKinnon loses appeal against extradition to US

The British computer hacker Gary McKinnon failed today in his last-ditch attempt to avoid extradition to the US where he could face a sentence of up to 60 years in a high-security prison.The high court upheld a refusal by Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions, to sanction a trial of the 43-year-old “UFO eccentric” in Britain.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/31/gary-mckinnon-loses-extradition-appealAlso see:Gary McKinnon: British hacker to be extradited to US
Gary McKinnon, the British hacker who infiltrated American military websites searching for proof of alien life, has lost his High Court appeal against extradition to the US.In a 41-page ruling, the judges said extradition was “a lawful and proportionate response to his offending”.His mother, Janis Sharp, said outside court: “We are heartbroken. If the law says it’s fair to destroy someone’s life in this way then it’s a bad law.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/5946267/Gary-McKinnon-British-hacker-to-be-extradited.htmlHacker loses extradition appeal
British hacker Gary McKinnon has lost his latest High Court bid to avoid extradition to the United States.US authorities want to try the 43-year-old, from Wood Green, north London, for breaking into US military and Nasa computers in 2001 and 2002.Mr McKinnon admits hacking, but denies it was malicious or that he caused damage costing $800,000 (£487,000).
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8177561.stmGary McKinnon: talent for hacking ‘damaged military computers after September 11’
Gary McKinnon’s talent for computer hacking led to him being accused of leaving US military computer systems unusable after the September 11 terror attacks.Supporters of the Glasgow-born 42-year-old say he acted through “naivety” as a result of his Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism, and should not be considered a criminal.But American authorities warn he is the equivalent of a terrorist.
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/5945696/Gary-McKinnon-talent-for-hacking-damaged-military-computers-after-September-11.htmlGary McKinnon: timeline of the computer hacker’s case
Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker, has been living under the threat of prosecution in the US for nearly seven years. This is a timeline of key events in his case:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/5945693/Gary-McKinnon-timeline-of-the-computer-hackers-case.html

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