So the latest news with the Gary McKinnon case that was he was trying to fight against Extradition, he started off with Appeals against US Extradition, then he Won The Right to Lords Appeal Extradition Hearing and then he lost the Lords case then went for the European Court.
Sadly it seems he lost his appeal in the European Court of Human Rights and he is to face immediate extradition and trial in the US possibly still under charges of terrorism, which is ridiculous.
The British hacker facing extradition to the US for breaking into the computer systems of the Pentagon and NASA has lost his appeal with the European Court of Human Rights.
Gary McKinnon (42) was hoping to be tried in the UK where the alleged offences took place. The Glaswegian now faces immediate extradition for trial.
McKinnon lost an appeal in the House of Lords last month and applied to the European court for temporary relief on August 12. After yesterday’s verdict, that relief will no longer apply.
So the decision is out finally, after temporary relief until August 28th he was safe in the UK but now extradition has been granted he will be heading to the US.
I hope they don’t try and make an example of him because he doesn’t wish to comply with their wishes, apparently he has Asperger’s too (a form of autism).
He has previously declined a deal with the US authorities in which he would receive a shorter sentence in return for a guilty appeal. He now faces up to 60 years in prison although the sentence is likely to be much shorter.
McKinnon’s lawyers are now appealing to the home secretary to allow their client to be tried in the UK as he has recently been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.
McKinnon denies his activities were a threat to US security and claims he was then motivated by a belief that the computer systems contained information about UFOs that was being concealed from the public.
I really wonder what kind of sentence he will get, he surely won’t get the full 60 years terrorism sentence but still they could be harsh with him.
If I had to make a conservative guess I’d say 3-5 years in the clink, up to a maximum of about 7.
I really hope he doesn’t get that though and get’s 6-12 months in a low security facility.
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