Autism expert: Nasa hacker should not be jailed

Simon Baron-Cohen, professor of developmental psychopathology at the University of Cambridge, says Gary McKinnon may experience 'psychiatric difficulties' if jailed

Gary McKinnon's hack of US military systems should be considered "the activity of someone with a disability", according to professor Simon Baron Cohen, the autism expert who diagnosed McKinnon with Asperger's syndrome, a condition on the autism spectrum.

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