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Legality of extradition

The High Court, on 14 January 2010, appears to consider the Home Secretary’s assessment as being unfair and misguided. The new report from the psychiatrist Professor J. Turk highlighted “exceptionally high risk of self-harm and even suicide” and should have … Continue reading

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Nasa Hacker….

FYI, “MPs urge Nasa hacker clemency” (ZDnet.co.uk, 12 November 2009) because “Home secretary considers Nasa hacker plea” (ZDnet.co.uk, 11 November 2009) “McKinnon case puts IT ethics in the dock” (ZDnet.co.uk, 05 October 2009)

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Nasa hacker: the last episode?

Obviously, Mr McKinnon lost its action before the High Court to avoid extradition Nasa hacker loses bid to avoid extradition (ZDNet.co.uk, 31 july 2009)For an explanation on the Court’s reasoning, the interview of Karen Todner on 31 July 2009 is … Continue reading

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Update on Mr. McKinnon’s case

“Tories champion Nasa hacker in parliament” (ZDnet.co.uk, 15 July 2009): in this one, it is interesting to note that Home Secretary Johnson does not see the point of a reform or discussion of reform of the Extradition Act 2003 Nasa … Continue reading

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Nasa hacker petition presented to Number 10

Nasa hacker petition presented to Number 10 (ZDnet.co.uk, 3 July 2009)

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Nasa hacker

Court hears Nasa hacker ‘at risk of psychosis’ (ZDnet.co.uk, 9 June 2009) Judges delay decision in Nasa hacker case (ZDnet.co.uk, 11 June 2009) Nasa hacker petition tops 4,000 (ZDNet.co.uk, 15 June 2009)

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Hacking -future of hackers

Just in case some might have some hope. It did not even occur to me that the change of Minister could modify Mr. McKinnon’s situation, especially that the hearing before the Supreme Court (ex-House of Lords) is pending “Lawyer: Home … Continue reading

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Nasa hacker – CPS refusal

CPS refused prosecution on the ground that most of the evidence rests in the US, which obviously would cost a fortune to bring back to the UK. However, I don’t fully understand the decision, given that McKinnon confessed and thus … Continue reading

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Nasa hacker’s perception on his trial

In a press conference, Mr. McKinnon explains why he believes he would have a fair trial in the UK: no big press coverage turned against him etc…“Nasa hacker: I’d get a fairer trial in UK” (ZDnet.co.uk, 28 January 2009 – … Continue reading

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Extradition or no extradition? The latest events about the Nasa hacker

Hearing for judicial review was granted on 24 January 2009, the ground being that the decision to extradite failed to take into account Mr. McKinnon’s health (Asperger’s syndrome). “Nasa hacker wins right to appeal against extradition ” (ZDNet.co.uk, January 2009) … Continue reading

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