Gary McKinnon: Campaigners Demand Change to Extradition Laws
Infamous computer hacker Gary McKinnon is back in the news again. According to an article written by Shane Croucher from International Business Times, McKinnon is still resisting extradition to the United States for hacking into the computers of the US government, the Pentagon and Nasa.
McKinnon still states that he was searching for information conerning UFOs and extraterrestrials.
The article reads, "For 10 years computer hacker Gary McKinnon has lived with the threat of extradition to the US and a 60-year jail sentence hanging over him.
From his Glasgow living room McKinnon hacked into the computer systems at the heart of the US government, the Pentagon and Nasa.
When he was found out, Washington demanded that the British legal system extradite him to face trial in the US.
This 46-year-old hacker, who has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, says he was looking for evidence of UFOs.
He was not trying to bring down the government, he says, nor trying to leak sensitive security material to whatever enemy the US had positioned itself against that week but trying to discover "the truth" about flying saucers and little green men.
His mental health issues coupled with the pressure of fighting extradition for a decade means that he would be a suicide risk if he were put on trial in the US, say his lawyers."
Read more of the article here: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/295994/20120209/gary-mckinnon-extradition-uk-laws.htm#ixzz1lvJe2cZi"