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Cameron raises extradition treaty in Obama talks

UK prime minister David Cameron has raised the subject of the extradition treaty between the UK and the US in discussions with President Obama.The treaty, which has a bearing on cases such as that of self-confessed Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon, is said by its detractors to be imbalanced in favour of the US.

March 15, 2012 by

Obama: McKinnon decision with Britain

The decision whether or not to extradite Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon to the US rests with the British legal system, US president Barack Obama has said.Obama, who was on a state visit to the UK, said on Wednesday that the US would not push for McKinnon's extradition while the legal process was ongoing.

May 26, 2011 by

Lords debate McKinnon 'torture'

Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon is undergoing 'psychological torture' over an impasse surrounding extradition proceedings to the US, according to an Ulster Unionist peer.Lord Maginnis of Drumglass introduced a debate in the House of Lords on Wednesday around the predicament of McKinnon, who is currently caught in legal limbo while his lawyers and the Home Office discuss a medical evaluation.

March 24, 2011 by

McKinnon could get Clegg hearing

Gary McKinnon's supporters are looking to the deputy prime minister to break a deadlock in the extradition case, as the Nasa hacker deals with a loss of funding for his psychiatric care

February 15, 2011 by

McKinnon waits in limbo for health expert

The hacker who broke into military security systems looking for evidence of alien life is still awaiting the allocation of an Asperger's syndrome expert in a bid to avoid extradition to the US

December 16, 2010 by

Tories argue for McKinnon extradition halt

The Conservatives have expressed support for Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon, but have declined to unequivocably say they will halt his extradition should they be elected to power.In a statement sent to ZDNet UK on Friday, the Tories said that there was an argument for McKinnon, who has Asperger's syndrome, to be tried in the UK.

April 20, 2010 by

McKinnon review court date set

The date has been set for a judicial review of Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon's extradition case.On Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 May the administrative court at the Royal Courts of Justice will review whether Home Secretary Alan Johnson was right in law to allow the extradition of Gary McKinnon to go ahead, despite new evidence having been presented of his psychiatric condition.

March 2, 2010 by

Nasa hacker extradition to go ahead, minister says

Gary McKinnon's extradition to the US to face hacking charges is set to move forward, after home secretary Alan Johnson said he will not intervene.McKinnon's supporters had asked the minister to halt the extradition on the grounds that it would be a breach of McKinnon's human rights.

November 26, 2009 by

McKinnon fight goes to Brighton

Campaigners against the extradition of Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon have garnered more support at the Labour Party conference in Brighton.McKinnon's mother Janis Sharp told ZDNet UK on Tuesday that MP Keith Vaz had agreed to write to American civil liberties campaigner Jessie Jackson outlining McKinnon's case.

September 30, 2009 by

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