Nov 262009
 
 November 26, 2009  Court, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Afua Hirsch reports:

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon is at serious risk of suicide, relatives said today, after the home secretary rejected a last-ditch attempt to prevent his extradition to the US.

In a letter today Alan Johnson ordered McKinnon’s removal to the US on charges of breaching US military and Nasa computers, despite claims by his lawyers that extradition would make the 43-year old’s death “virtually certain”.

“The secretary of state is of the firm view that McKinnon’s extradition would not be incompatible with his [human] rights”, said the letter, dated 26 November. “His extradition to the United States must proceed forthwith”.

Read more in the Guardian.

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