Feeds

McKinnon team granted extra week to file extradition appeal

One more one more time

The essential guide to IT transformation

Government solicitors have granted an extra week for solicitors acting for Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon, to lodge a judicial review on the Home Secretary's recent decision to allow extradition proceedings against Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon to proceed.

Alan Johnson re-started the clock on McKinnon's extradition last week despite medical evidence that the self-confessed hacker was potentially suicidal.

McKinnon's legal team have been given until 10 December to lodge an appeal, a week less than their requested extension of up until 17 December. Only a further judicial review or conceivably an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights stand between the 43-year-old Asperger's sufferer and a US trial for breaking into insecure US military systems in the months around the 9/11 attacks.

The former sys admin admits hacking insecure US military systems in the hunt for evidence about UFOs, but denies causing any damage. McKinnon and his supporters have fought a high profile campaign seeking his trial in the UK since the US began extradition proceedings in 2005.

News of a revised deadline to lodge a judicial review came in a statement from McKinnon's lawyers Kaim Todner. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS
YouGov poll reveals terrible truth about the enemy within
Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?
Do Brits risk arrest for watching beheading video nasty? We asked the fuzz
Snowden on NSA's MonsterMind TERROR: It may trigger cyberwar
Plus: Syria's internet going down? That was a US cock-up
UK government accused of hiding TRUTH about Universal Credit fiasco
'Reset rating keeps secrets on one-dole-to-rule-them-all plan', say MPs
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt
Defeat to Raytheon branded 'catastrophic result'
NBN Co claims 96 mbps download speeds for FTTN trial
Umina trial also delivers 30 mbps uploads, but exact rig used not revealed
Don't even THINK about copyright violation, says Indian state
Pre-emptive arrest for pirates in Karnataka
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
BYOD's dark side: Data protection
An endpoint data protection solution that adds value to the user and the organization so it can protect itself from data loss as well as leverage corporate data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?