The Gary McKinnon case

According to himself Gary McKinnon hacked into the US computer systems only to find answers related to UFO’s and the like. Now he’s facing 70 years behind bars IF he gets extradited to the US.

The final appeal is held today, and yo can follow this intense political drama on his blog (and the news) freegary.org.uk.

This blog website is intended to support British citizen Gary McKinnon, who is facing “fast track” extradition to the USA (after over five years since his initial arrest !). Gary was indicted by a US court in November 2002, accused of “hacking” into over 90 US Military computer systems from here in the UK. The unjust treatment of British citizens (and others) when facing the might of the US Military “justice” system, which practices detention without trial in Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere, and stands accused of making use of torture by allied regimes (“extraordinary rendition”) is an ongoing scandal. It cannot be excused even by a “war on terror”. It seems only just that Gary should face any charges in a British court, and to serve any sentence, if he is found guilty, in a British prison.

What do you all think, should he be extradicted? Or should he be tried at home (England)? And did he really do any damage at all? After all he’s already served 5 years behind bars.

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