Gary McKinnon's mother brands extradition of her son 'disgusting'
The mother of computer hacker Gary McKinnon has criticised the home secretary's decision to extradite her son to the US as "disgusting".
In a letter today the home secretary ordered McKinnon's removal to the US on charges of breaching US military and Nasa computers, despite claims by his lawyers that extradition would make the 43-year-old's death "virtually certain".
"The secretary of state is of the firm view that McKinnon's extradition would not be incompatible with his [human] rights," said the letter, dated 26 November. "His extradition to the United States must proceed forthwith."
The mothr of Gary McKinnon seemed to have forgotten her son committed a crime. She was adverse to her son's extradition just because she believes US is evil and Britain should do more to protect its young sons than send them over to another country to rot. Sounds a bit naive and stupid to me.
Gary McKinnon knew he was hacking another government's files. He kknew he was breaking the law. He thought he won't be prosecuted. You did the crime. You must do the time.
'Alan Johnson said he may grant Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon extra time to apply for judicial review of his US extradition case, but the home secretary insisted he was powerless to stop the forced transfer.
'"As I have said at every stage of these proceedings, we will not commence extradition proceedings until all legal avenues Mr. McKinnon wants to pursue have been exhausted," Jonson told the House of Commons during a debate Tuesday.'
I will keep an eye on this as UK gives McKinnon's lawyers every rope to pull in order to waste time. But if time-wasting is their goal, then to what end is it? It is better for Gary McKinnon to leave and start serving whatever sentence he given rather than waste 5 years then still get extradicted to serve his sentence.