Computer hacker Gary McKinnon has refused to be examined by a Home Office expert attempting to discover whether he can be extradited.Read the full story ›
A spokeswoman for the family of Gary McKinnon said they would return to the High Court on Tuesday as they await another a decision from the Home Office on his extradition. They claim that Professor Thomas Fahy who has been appointed to examine McKinnon does not have the correct expertise.
McKinnon's supporters say he will be a suicide risk if he is extradited and the Home Office already has evidence from other experts who have examined him.
The mother of computer hacker Gary McKinnon has said he has refused to undergo a medical examination from an expert appointed by the Home Office. McKinnon is fighting against extradition to the US on charges of computer hacking.
He was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and is claiming that it would be harmful to extradite him. The Home Office has been attempting to examine him to discover whether he can be tried abroad.
The mother of Gary McKinnon, who is facing extradition to the US, has delivered a letter to Downing Street.Read the full story ›
Campaigners protesting against the UK-US extradition agreement gathered at Downing Street this afternoon. Amongst them was the mother of Gary McKinnon who is facing extradition on charges of hacking into American government computers.
Tappin, the former president of the Kent Golf Union, was told last month that he must remain in custody while he awaits trial in El Paso, Texas.
He had spent 23 hours a day locked in his cell at Otero County detention centre in New Mexico before being moved to a shared cell.
He will be freed later this week and could be released on bail as early as tomorrow, his US lawyer Kent Schaffer said.
65-year-old Christopher Tappin from Orpington will be released from the Otero County detention centre in New Mexico either tomorrow or Wednesday, his US lawyer Kent Schaffer said.
Judge David Briones set the bond at one million US dollars (approx £620,500) and Tappin's family must pay $50,000 (approx £31,000) before he can be released, documents filed at the US district court in the Western District of Texas show.
Retired British businessman Christopher Tappin, who was extradited to the US over arms dealing charges, was granted bail today. The former banker from Kent will be released later this week, his lawyer Kent Schaffer said.
A damning report has called for dramatic changes to the extradition treaty that Britain has with the United States.Read the full story ›
The assessment by Professor Murphy is reported to say that McKinnon's risk of self-harm could be reduced if he was given counselling and medical care if he was extradited. McKinnon has being diagnosed with the condition Asperger's Syndrome.