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A planned judicial review of the Gary McKinnon case due to take place next week has been adjourned.

The move, anticipated on Wednesday and confirmed on Thursday, will allow incoming Home Secretary Theresa May to review medical evidence that the accused Pentagon hacker is too mentally vulnerable to cope with extradition to the US.

A block against McKinnon's extradition has been put in place pending the outcome of this review. McKinnon's solicitor Karen Todner welcomed the move. "I hope this may be a signal of a more compassionate and caring Home Secretary and one that is willing to defend the rights of citizens," she said.

Janis Sharp, McKinnon's mum, described the review as a first step towards the hoped-for outcome of the abandonment of the extradition case against her son, which has been grinding through the court for the last five years. "The cabinet office/Treasury solicitors have told Karen they are contacting her today [Thursday]," Sharp told El Reg. ®

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