Gary McKinnon gives a boost to compassionate Conservatives
GARY McKinnon, from Wood Green, north London, will not be heading to a concrete box in the United States. Home Secretary Teresa May has blocked his extradition. Gary McKinnon hacked into US military computers.
Mrs May told MPs:
”After careful consideration of all the relevant material I have concluded the Mr McKinnon extradition would give rise to such a risk of him ending his life that a decision to extradite would be incompatible with his human rights”.
Will McKinnon now face trial in the UK? May needs to show courage. He should not. He and his loved ones have suffered enough. For ten years they have fought.
He said he was only looking for evidence of alien life. The Americans said he hacked 96 computers in five US state departments.
Gary McKinnon has Asperger’s Syndrome.
Janis Sharp, Mr McKinnon’s mother, said:
“Thank you, Theresa May, from the bottom of my heart. I always knew you had the strength and courage to do the right thing.”
Let’s hear it for compassionate conservatism… Right?