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US 'disappointed' over McKinnon

The US has said they are "disappointed" after the Home Secretary Theresa May blocked their request on human rights grounds to extradite computer hacker Gary McKinnon so he can stand trial. She described it as a "difficult and exceptional case".

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Babar Ahmad's family accuse Govt of 'old-fashioned racism'

The family of terror suspect Babar Ahmad, who was extradited alongside radical cleric Abu Hamza earlier this month, has accused the Government of "blatant old-fashioned racism".

Babar Ahmad's father Ashfaq Ahmad (R) stands with his daughter in-law Ousma (C) and his son's solicitor Muthasar Arani (L) Credit: Chris Young/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Ahmad's family said in a statement that today's decision to block Gary McKinnon's extradition is "a clear demonstration of double standards".

"We would not want his family to experience the pain and suffering we have all been enduring since Babar was extradited," they said.

"However, questions do need to be asked as to why within the space of two weeks, a British citizen with Asperger's accused of computer related activity is not extradited, while two other British citizens, one with Asperger's, engaged in computer related activity are extradited."

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