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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:22 AM
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Gary McKinnon, the computer hacker who has fought a 10-year battle against extradition to America, could be tried in Britain, the Attorney General has said.

His family feared that he would be sent to the United States after an official review found that extradition arrangements were operating fairly.

On Tuesday, however, Dominic Grieve, the Attorney General, said the review carried out by retired judge Sir Scott Baker offered guidelines only.

He added that the Government was considering giving British judges new powers to bar extradition. Last night Janis Sharp, Mr McKinnons mother, told The Daily Telegraph that she was overjoyed by Mr Grieves comments.
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MichaelMcGuire Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 02:45 PM
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1. That's good news
I've followed this for sometime now. If he was to be tried in the US he was looking at about 60 years (If memory serves?)
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 05:41 PM
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2. Sounds encouraging - I hope he is not extradited!
From the sound of it, he would have difficulty coping with a court trial in an unfamiliar country; and also he would risk a totally disproportionate sentence.
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