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McKinnon loses European appeal

Nasa hacker bound for the US
Thu Aug 28 2008, 18:12

IT LOOKS LIKE 'Nasa Hacker' Gary McKinnon will be extradited to the US to face computer abuse and cyber-terrorism charges, after the European Court of Human Rights denied his appeal this morning.

It's now been six and a half years since he was first arrested.

At the end of last month the British Law Lords denied McKinnon's appeal to avoid being sent to the US, leading his lawyers to take up the matter with the European Court of Human Rights.

The self confessed 'bumbling hacker' from North London will be extradited to the US to face trial within two weeks. If convicted he faces up to 70 years in jail, ten years for each of the seven systems he allegedly compromised while seeking information on government UFO cover ups.

Despite many calling for him to remain in the UK, it looks like McKinnon has run out people to appeal his case to. Let's hope he likes orange. µ


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