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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

US rebuffed Brown pleas over McKinnon extradition

Gordon Brown pleaded with the US administration to allow Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon to serve any sentence in the UK, the Wikileaks cables have revealed.According to the latest revelation stemming from the massive leak of diplomatic cables, Brown, at the time prime minister, was rebuffed by the Obama administration after calling in August 2009 for McKinnon not to be extradited.

November 30, 2010 by

Home Office wants new McKinnon suicide evaluation

Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon's legal team is in the process of discussing a fresh psychiatric evaluation for McKinnon with the Home Office.The Home Office wrote to McKinnon's legal team at the beginning of November to request a new evaluation, to assess how likely McKinnon was to commit suicide if extradited, McKinnon's solicitor, Karen Todner, told ZDNet UK on Thursday.

November 19, 2010 by

The strange case of Ofcom's 3G coverage maps

Ofcom won't be releasing any updates to its 3G coverage maps this year, a spokesperson told ZDNet UK on Thursday.In one of the stranger exchanges this reporter has experienced this week, the spokesperson said Ofcom would not be doing the maps because it is, this year, "focusing on not-spots".

July 1, 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 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

Labour MP to step down over Nasa hacker

Labour MP Andrew MacKinlay will not run at the next election after becoming disillusioned with the government over the extradition of Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon.The Times reported on Friday that MacKinlay would step down after a vote to review the UK/US extradition treaty was supported by only ten MPs.

July 27, 2009 by

Nasa hacker 'more hopeful'

Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon is still under pressure, but is becoming more hopeful that he may avoid extradition due to growing support from celebrities, politicians, and the press.McKinnon told ZDNet UK at the Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday that he was "very stressed" about his ongoing situation.

July 14, 2009 by

CPS refuses Nasa-hacker UK prosecution

The Crown Prosecution Service has decided not to prosecute self-confessed Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon in the UK.Despite growing support for McKinnon from parliamentarians and legal experts, the CPS on Thursday announced that it would not prosecute McKinnon here.

February 26, 2009 by

Nasa hacker to wait longer for prosecution decision

The Crown Prosecution Service has said that self-confessed Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon will have to wait to find out whether he will be prosecuted in the UK.Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keir Starmer is currently considering whether to prosecute McKinnon in the UK.

February 16, 2009 by

DPP McKinnon decision may be delayed

The decision as to whether to prosecute Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon in the UK may be pushed back further.On 15 January McKinnon's solicitor, Karen Todner, told me that she had received a fax from the director of public prosecutions (DPP) Keir Starmer saying the DPP should make a decision about McKinnon's prosecution within four weeks.

February 11, 2009 by

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