Monday, 31 October 2011

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Gary McKinnon (born 10 February 1966) is a Scottish systems administrator and hacker who suffers from an autism spectrum disorder compounded by clinical depression.

In 2001, he was accused of what one U.S. prosecutor claimed was the "biggest military computer hack of all time", although Gary McKinnon himself states that he was merely looking for evidence of free energy suppression and a cover-up of UFO activity and other technologies potentially useful to the public. After a series of legal proceedings in England, Gary McKinnon is currently fighting extradition to the United States.

In January 2010, Gary McKinnon was granted a judicial review of the then Home Secretary's decision to extradite him. In May 2010, following the General Election, the new Home Secretary, Theresa May said that she would re-examine the medical evidence concerning Gary McKinnon.

Gary McKinnon awaits the answer - over nine years since he was first questioned.

Gary McKinnon has suffered for almost decade and his case highlights the one-sided nature of the UK's extradition treaty with the United States.