I am pleased to be writing a follow up post to my previous one regarding US computer hacker, Gary Mckinnon back in November. Only this time it's on a much happier note.
Gary McKinnon may stay in
Britain after a High Court judge agreed to review a decision by Alan Johnson to extradite him to to face computer hacking charges. I was appalled back then in November that our home secretary, Alan Johnson was to allow this breach of human rights, ignoring medical advice that America was suicidal. However after being reviewed by Mr Justice Mitting, it was ruled on Human Rights grounds that the extradition be turned down. Gary
This is brilliant news for Gary, his family, and his many, many supporters. It shows that Alan Johnson's decision to ignore such vital medical evidence was wrong and to extradite him would breach Britain's 300 year old Bill of Human Rights.
Now we all must hope that a fair decision will be made by the courts, and for justice to be served.