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. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
GCHQ protesters stick it to British spooks ... by drinking urine
Activists told NOT to snap pics of staff at the concrete doughnut
Britain's housing crisis: What are we going to do about it?
Rent control: Better than bombs at destroying housing
Top beak: UK privacy law may be reconsidered because of social media
Rise of Twitter etc creates 'enormous challenges'
What do you mean, I have to POST a PHYSICAL CHEQUE to get my gun licence?
Stop bitching about firearms fees - we need computerisation
Ex US cybersecurity czar guilty in child sex abuse website case
Health and Human Services IT security chief headed online to share vile images
We need less U.S. in our WWW – Euro digital chief Steelie Neelie
EC moves to shift status quo at Internet Governance Forum
Oz biz regulator discovers shared servers in EPIC FACEPALM
'Not aware' that one IP can hold more than one Website
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
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.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.