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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

Nasa hacker gets legal deadline extended

Gary McKinnon's legal team has been given more time to request a judicial review of the home secretary's decision not to halt McKinnon's extradition to the United States.Home secretary Alan Johnson has granted an extension of the deadline until 10 December, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by Kaim Todner, McKinnon's solicitors.

December 2, 2009 by

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