Computer hacker Gary McKinnon has won his 10-year fight against extradition after the Home Secretary stepped in to halt proceedings.
The Home Secretary is proposing to decide in mid-October whether to order computer hacker Gary McKinnon's extradition to the US
Computer hacker Gary McKinnon has refused to be examined by a Home Office expert attempting to discover whether he can be extradited.
Computer hacker Gary McKinnon will not be extradited to the United States, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.
Home Secretary Theresa May is due to make a statement to the Commons at 12.30pm, about whether or not computer hacker Gary McKinnon will be extradited to America.
Gary McKinnon's mother Janis Sharp says that her son has been suffering mental torture, while waiting to find out if he'll be extradited to the USA.
Clip here to watch a video clip of her talking to ITV news.
Gary McKinnon's local MP says that the Home Secretary will have "blood on her hands" if she approves his extradition to the USA.
David Burrowes, the MP for Enfield South, has also threatened to resign from his position as a ministerial aide to the Environment Secretary if the extradition goes ahead.
Click here to watch a clip of him talking to ITV Daybreak.
Gary McKinnon's mother Janis Sharp says that extraditing him to the USA would prove a "death sentence" as he is at a high risk of suicide.
Yesterday, she posted the following messages on Twitter.
@wsjaeboo Feeling very nervous.
Gary McKinnon's lawyer says she's hopeful the home secretary will reject a bid to extradite him to the US on hacking charges.
She told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I am optimistic because David Cameron and Nick Clegg were so vocal in opposition in support of Gary.
"Nick Clegg said he thought it would be morally wrong for Gary to be extradited and David Cameron said it would show no compassion to send Gary to America so I'm really hoping they are going to stand by the promises they made in opposition."
She added: "Theresa May can make a decision that if Gary is at extreme risk of suicide, that she can prevent his extradition and we have provided her with the medical report, which will allow her, within the law, to make that decision."
Computer hacker Gary McKinnon will find out later today whether the Home Secretary Theresa May will halt his extradition to America.
Mr McKinnon, who has Asperger's syndrome, faces trial in the US over hacking into military files over a decade ago.
The London computer hacker has been told when to expect a decision on his extradition to America.
Computer hacker Gary McKinnon has been given a deadline for learning his fate.
Home Secretary Theresa May will tell him by October the 16th, if he is to extradited to America.
US authorities want McKinnon, who is from Wood Green in North London, to face trial for hacking into military and NASA computers 10 years ago.
Glen Goodman reports.