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.

Hacker's Mother blasts ruling date

The Home Secretary is proposing to decide in mid-October whether to order computer hacker Gary McKinnon's extradition to the US

McKinnon refuses medical examination

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon has refused to be examined by a Home Office expert attempting to discover whether he can be extradited.

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McKinnon case returns to High Court

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

The case of computer hacker Gary McKinnon returns to the High Court today.

The hearing follows his refusal last week to undergo further medical tests by a Home Office-appointed expert as he fights extradition to the United States.

The US authorities want McKinnon, from Wood Green, north London, to face trial for hacking into military computers 10 years ago.

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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.

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.

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