Friday, July 07, 2006

UK: McKinnon's Extradition Condemned

Via The BBC.

Supporters of Gary McKinnon have condemned the decision to let the former hacker be extradited to the US.

On 4 July Home Secretary John Reid granted the US request to extradite Mr McKinnon for trial.

One friend of the hacker said he was being made a "scapegoat" for the shortcomings of security policies on US military networks.

Others said the potential sentence he could serve if found guilty was out of proportion to the crimes he committed.

More here.


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