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.
His mother Janis Sharp said outside court:
If Theresa May has got an ounce of compassion she would make her decision now before the Olympics because she has any number of medical reports - these delays are destroying my son's life.
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.
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 for allegedly hacking into US military computers, has delivered a letter to Downing Street calling for an end to her son's ordeal. She was joined by politicians as well as relatives of three men also facing extradition. Marcus Powell reports.
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.