Gary McKinnon has been fighting for ten years to stop his extradition to the US over after hacking secret files from his home PC. He is finally a free man.
Yes, the UK government has finally bloaked the extradition after Home Secretary Theresa May today halted proceedings on human rights grounds.
According to the Hacker News, The Home Secretary said medical reports warning the computer hacker would kill himself if sent to the US were sufficient grounds to bring the decade-long battle to an end. It is 10 years since he was first arrested, and his case has come to symbolise a purported imbalance in the extradition arrangements between the UK and the US.
McKinnon was accused by US prosecutors of “the biggest military computer hack of all time”, but he claims he was simply looking for evidence of UFOs.
According to a report, Mr Burrowes increased the pressure on the Prime Minister last night by telling friends he will resign as a member of the Government if Mr McKinnon, who has Asperger’s syndrome, is deported.
McKinnon’s mother Janis Sharp, said: “Thank you Theresa May from the bottom of my heart – I always knew you had the strength and courage to do the right thing,”
So, what exactly did Gary find and how did he find it? The interview below is one of the most mind-blowing things we have ever heard. Was he wrong? Was it, as some claim, a set-up to catch hackers? You decide, but it certainly is a hell of a story…