Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon wins extradition reprieve

The extradition of a hacker who broke into the Pentagon’s computer network has been put on hold after an intervention from the new Home Secretary today.Theresa May is looking at medical evidence to determine whether Gary McKinnon, who has Asperger’s syndrome and is said by experts to be suicidal, is fit to be extradited to America. He has admitted hacking into Pentagon files before and after the September 11 attacks.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article7131780.eceAlso see:Extradition of computer hacker Gary McKinnon put on hold
The extradition of the computer hacker Gary McKinnon has been put on hold after the home secretary, Theresa May, agreed to an adjournment of a judicial review that was supposed to start within days.The move will allow May to begin formal consideration of the medical evidence to see whether McKinnon is fit to be extradited. If it is established that he cannot be allowed to go, it paves the way for a prosecution in the UK.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/20/computer-hacker-gary-mckinnon-extradition-on-hold

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