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10-Year Gary McKinnon Case To End This Year 72

Posted by Soulskill
from the right-to-a-speedy-trial dept.
judgecorp writes "The ten-year legal quagmire surrounding Gary McKinnon, who hacked into U.S. military and NASA computers in 2001 and 2002, must end this year, a British High Court Judge has ordered. McKinnon has been appealing against extradition to the U.S., and two medical experts must report in 28 days on his mental state, ruling whether he would be a suicide risk if deported. This ruling could short-circuit an extradition appeal hearing in July."
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10-Year Gary McKinnon Case To End This Year

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  • Re:Yawn (Score:5, Informative)

    by Nick Fel (1320709) on Monday January 30, 2012 @06:03PM (#38870797)
    Maximum sentence 70 years, so no, not necessarily.
  • by Andy_R (114137) on Monday January 30, 2012 @07:19PM (#38871745) Homepage Journal

    It's not just the justice system that's deeply flawed if he is extradited, it's the whole political system. In the run up to the last election, all three leaders of the big parties said they would resolve this, and none of them have lifted a finger when in power (Labour were in power for most of the last 10 years, now the other two, Liberal and Conservative, govern in coalition).

    In our whole political system, I've yet to hear one single person who says that Gary should be extradited. They all, without exception as far as I know, back his right to a UK trial... and I've yet to hear one single person lift a finger to make it happen.

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