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Britain stops extradition of hacker Gary McKinnon to US

Home secretary Alan Johnson has called a halt to the extradition of computer hacker Gary McKinnon to the US.

Home secretary Alan Johnson has called a halt to the extradition of computer hacker Gary McKinnon to the US.

Johnson said he had stopped proceedings to give McKinnon's lawyers time to consider medical reports.

According to the Mirror, he said, "We have stopped the clock ticking on the representation to the European Court because new medical evidence has been provided."

The extradition was delayed last week while the home secretary and his legal advisers considered new evidence regarding McKinnon's psychiatric health.

McKinnon's supporters want him tried on computer misuse charges in the UK.

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