Oct 162009
 
 October 16, 2009  Court, Non-U.S.

James Slack and Michael Seamark report:

The Home Secretary has halted Gary McKinnon’s extradition to consider new medical evidence about the computer hacker’s mental state.

The Asperger’s victim had been told he could be sent to the U.S. – where he faces 60 years in jail for hacking into military computers – by the end of this month.

But in an unexpected move, Alan Johnson has stopped the extradition clock.

He has asked Home Office lawyers to consider the implications of fresh evidence about Mr McKinnon’s state of psychiatric health.

Read more in The Mail.

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