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McKinnon's Mother Seeks Meeting With Deputy PM

From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 22:29:17 +0000
Archived: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 06:39:54 -0500
Subject: McKinnon's Mother Seeks Meeting With Deputy PM

Source: The Daily Mail


9th February 2011

Keep Your Pledge On Gary McKinnon, Hacker's Mother Tells Clegg
By Michael Seamark and James Slack

Gary McKinnon's mother is demanding a meeting with Nick Clegg to
urge him to 'do the right thing' and stop her son's extradition.

Before he became Deputy Prime Minister the Liberal Democrat
leader was implacable in his opposition to sending the computer
hacker to the U.S...

Gary's mother Janis Sharp now wants Mr Clegg to keep his pre-
election promises and end her son's ordeal.

"He stood by my side 14 months ago demonstrating outside the
Home Office and demanded that Gary could -- and should -- be kept
in the UK", she said.

"When the Coalition came into power the relief we felt was
indescribable. I believed our new government would announce that
Gary would not be extradited but be tried in the UK. Nine months
later he is still in limbo." Before he became Deputy PM the,
Nick Clegg was implacable in his opposition to sending the
computer hacker to the U.S..

Next month it will be nine years since Gary was arrested and ten
since his alleged crime.

His mother said: "He has effectively served a longer sentence
than most murderers and rapists. Nick Clegg said my son had been
hung out to dry by the previous government to appease the

I just want him to remember -- and honour -- those words and not
fall into the same trap."

Expert opinions obtained by Mr McKinnon's legal team have stated
that because of his mental condition, suicide was an "almost
certain inevitability" should he be sent to the U.S.. Home
Secretary Theresa May agreed to halt the extradition last year,
saying she wanted to ensure he was treated "fairly".

Mrs. Sharp is now at loggerheads with the Home Office over the
choice of an independent expert to reassess the Asperger's
patient, who is 45 today.

She said: "Gary has been assessed by four of the UK and Europe's
leading psychiatrists and now the Home Office wants him re-
assessed by yet another and unbelievably, I am having to fight
to ensure it is an expert in Asperger's and autism."

Mr McKinnon was searching for evidence of 'little green men'
when he hacked into NASA and Pentagon computers.

Since the Daily Mail launched its An Affront to British Justice
campaign to highlight the case, Ministers have announced a
review of the lop-sided Extradition treaty which allows the U.S.
and EU countries to have British citizens sent for trial abroad,
without presenting the level of evidence which would be needed
for prosecution in the UK

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