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Gary McKinnon will hear his extradition fate tomorrow

Ten year decision in the making
Mon Oct 15 2012, 09:54

NASA HACKER Gary McKinnon will be granted a decision about his extradition tomorrow on Tuesday, 16 October.

The decision will come from the UK Home Secretary, and will bring an end to a ten year wait. The fact that a decision will be made has been confirmed by McKinnon's solicitor Karen Todner.

"Confirmation recd that Home Sec. will make announcement on #extradtion of Gary McKinnon on Tuesday afternoon," she said in a message posted to Twitter this weekend.

Janis Sharp. McKinnon's mother has fought to keep her son in the UK for ten years now. If he is extradited the Asperger's sufferer could go to prison for as long as 60 years.

McKinnon has been called 'fit' for extradition, but Sharp denies this, saying that that decision came from someone who is not an expert in the area.

Last month she said that she doubted that the government would let the extradition go ahead, saying that it would fly in the face of pre-election promises.

"Both David Cameron the Prime Minister and Nick Clegg The Deputy Prime Minister used Gary as a core part of their election campaign to get into power. No Government would use a vulnerable autistic man to gain support from the British public to help them come into power, and then throw him to the dogs when they feel they no longer need him, after he had endured ten years of mental torment," she said.

"This would be political suicide. Dominic Grieve the Attorney General and almost all leading figures in the Coalition Government have announced their support for Gary and that he should be kept in the UK." µ


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