The self-confessed hacker will not now face legal action in the UK following a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service, but the US extradition warrant remains open.
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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.
Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon's legal team has called on US president Barack Obama to discuss McKinnon's extradition case during the president's UK visit.Obama began a three-day state visit to the UK on Tuesday.
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.
An extradition hearing for WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange is set for early February. Also, Assange's lawyer plans to publish online the legal arguments against Sweden's request.
Home secretary Theresa May has paused the legal proceedings surrounding Gary McKinnon's extradition so she can consider the issues in the case
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.
Gary McKinnon's legal team will seek a judicial review of the decision by home secretary Alan Johnson not to intervene to halt the hacker's extradition
UK resident Gary McKinnon has lost his legal challenge against extradition to the US to face charges of hacking NASA and military installations.
British man's legal fight continues to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face hacking charges and possible imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay.
The lawyer of an Australian man under threat of extradition to the United States to face Internet piracy charges has warned that his client would find it tough to secure legal representation and access material for his defence should the US move succeed.
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