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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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Former law lord questions McKinnon ruling

Lord Lloyd of Berwick, a crossbench peer and former law lord, has questioned the Government's decision to intervene in the Gary McKinnon case.

He said:

If a suspect can be prosecuted in two or more countries the essential question is where he can best be prosecuted. That is where he is most likely to be convicted if guilty.

In almost every case that would depend on where the bulk of the evidence would be. That is a question best decided by the prosecuting authorities in the two countries involved and not by Parliament.

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