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Fears Gary McKinnon could become suicidal if jailed in US
Gary McKinnon's case against extradition has focused on fears that the 43-year-old hacker, who has Asperger's syndrome, could be incarcerated in a US "supermax" prison for up to 60 years.
McKinnon, in an interview on Radio 5 Live, said he did not believe he would get a fair trial if he was extradited on charges of hacking into 97 computers, including those of Nasa and the Pentagon, and causing damage costing $700,000 (£430,000).
McKinnon said: "There is no way I would get a jury of my peers in America. I would be tried in Virginia and lots of people in Virginia work for defence contractors. I'm accused of damaging defence computers."
Although the US department of justice has assured the Home Office McKinnon would be properly treated, conditions in supermax prisons are notoriously severe. They provide the highest level of security and are reserved for murderers, gang-related prisoners and those perceived to represent a threat to national security.
if he was Islamic how would you feel?