Sunday, July 09, 2006

UK Home Secretary sanctions McKinnon extradition

British hacker Gary McKinnon has expressed shock at the speed at which Home Secretary John Reid has authorised his extradition to the US.

Speaking to this morning, McKinnon, who heard about Reid's decision two days ago, said: "I am not surprised at the decision, but I am surprised at the speed of it.

"The last time a case came up under the same act, with Babar Ahmad, the home secretary was David Blunkett. He took 11 months to make his decision.

"I guess John Reid has a lot of other stuff on his plate that he deems to be more important, so he got [my case] out of the way."

Earlier posts on Gary "UFO Hacker" McKinnon


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