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Glasgow-born Mr McKinnon, who has Asperger's syndrome, is accused of breaking into the US military computer system. He says he was seeking evidence of UFOs.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said the judicial review was "heartening news" and said he hoped the courts would "display more courage than our ministers".
Last year, Mr Cameron said that if Mr McKinnon had questions to answer there was "a clear argument to be made that he should answer them in a British court".
"So, what punishment would be appropriate?
A punishment proportionate to the crime and consistent with other accused hackers in the UK, including those accused of hacking into the Pentagon. As Robert Gates from the Pentagon said: 300 people a day still infiltrate Nasa and US military computers. There have been no other extradition requests from the US for any other hackers in the world, including a Romanian hacker who hacked into the Pentagon and was sentenced to eight months in Romania, and an Israeli hacker who hacked into the Pentagon and was not even given a sentence and no extradition request.
What were you looking for at Nasa?
Suppressed evidence of reverse engineered UFO technology, free energy that would help to stop climate change and would help to stop old age pensioners from dying of cold... and also evidence of anti-gravity.
What did you find?
A space fleet and an impressive UFO and a total lack of Nasa and military internet security, which I found truly shocking which is why I alerted them via cyber notes. "
For what it's worth, I never thought McKinnon would do jail time in the USA I've posted to that effect in many threads.
I just wish that once, just ONCE, a British Prime Minister and a British Government would stick 2 fingers up at the US
The Foreign Secretary William Hague has promised that the government will take a fresh look at extradition arrangements between the United Kingdom and the United States. His comments follow a decision by the previous Labour government to surrender a British computer hacker, Gary McKinnon, to the US authorities.
Originally posted by DrHammondStoat
I hope Cameron stands by what he has said previously and yes I agree, 'it's all about favours'. Gary Mckinnon must have gone through so much stress over the last 4/5 years, surely that's punishment enough.
The US can say what they like about it being one of the biggest military hacks of all time. The truth is their security was minimal and they want to make an example of this guy to draw attention away from their own incompetance.
SCOTS computer hacker Gary McKinnon is set to avoid extradition and be tried in Britain, the Scottish Sunday Express can reveal. The 43-year-old’s family expects confirmation from the new Government within days that the decision to send Gary to the USA has been overturned.
Originally posted by conspiracy88
Sadly, I really don't think there is any hope for him. The US claims all this damage was done to their computers but according to Gary, all he did was access their files and it was fairly easy to do with their crummy security. How could he have damaged anything from remotely accessing the files unless he planted something or destroyed something, which according to him he did nothing but look around. I have no reason not to believe the guy and going by the US's track record of lies, even more reason to doubt their claims. They're just out to get him for what he may have seen. Which only implicates them more. Why are they so desperate to get their hands on him? Well, I think it's pretty obvious. He went looking for UFO files and he found some. There's reports all the time of people hacking into government sites. Why is this guy such a high target for him. I think their actions speak for themselves.