Gary McKinnon

Gary McKinnon wins extradition battle

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon has won his 10-year fight against extradition after the Home Secretary stepped in to halt proceedings.

Abu Hamza.

Abu Hamza is extradited

Radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza has been flown to the USA after he lost his last-ditch High Court challenge against extradition.

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McKinnon's case to go back to the High Court

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.

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McKinnon refuses medical examination

Gary McKinnon is wanted by American authorities on charges of computer hacking. Credit: Reuters

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.

Tappin could be released as early as tomorrow

Christopher Tappin
Christopher Tappin has been released on bail over arms dealing charges Credit: PA

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.

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Tappin bail bond set at $1 million

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.

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