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NASA Hacker McKinnon gets appeal extension

Home Secretary Alan Johnson has agreed to delay the final deadline on Gary McKinnon's fight against extradition, after being presented with new medical evidence on McKinnon's psychiatric condition.This follows McKinnon being denied the right to appeal to the UK Supreme Court, which would normally trigger a fourteen day window for an appeal to the European Court in Strasbourg.
Written by Rupert Goodwins, Contributor on

Home Secretary Alan Johnson has agreed to delay the final deadline on Gary McKinnon's fight against extradition, after being presented with new medical evidence on McKinnon's psychiatric condition.

This follows McKinnon being denied the right to appeal to the UK Supreme Court, which would normally trigger a fourteen day window for an appeal to the European Court in Strasbourg.

According to the BBC, a Home Office spokesman said: "On 12 October his solicitors submitted further representations to the Home Secretary and we are considering what response to give to this latest material.

"In the meantime, we have confirmed to his solicitors that we do not consider the 14 days for a Strasbourg application as running."

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