Hacker Gary McKinnon gets stay of execution


Hacker Gary McKinnon gets stay of execution

Karl Flinders

The extradition of hacker Gary McKinnon to the US has been delayed while the government considers new evidence.

The home secretary and his legal advisers are reportedly considering new evidence about McKinnon's psychiatric health.

McKinnon faces extradition to the US to face trial. He has previously confessed to having entered US computer systems without authorisation, in an attempt to find evidence of extra-terrestrial life and technology. However, he denies causing the damages with which he has been charged.

Earlier this month he was refused permission to appeal to the newly created Supreme Court.

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