Gary McKinnon's extradition to the USA on computer hacking charges has been blocked by the UK's Home Secretary. Any thoughts on this from the Fluther community?
If you are not familiar with the case, McKinnon has admitted to hacking into US military computer systems. He says he was attempting to prove the US was hiding evidence of UFO’s. He was arrested in 2002 after the US had alleged he had tried to bring vital defence computer systems down. He has since been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. This has started a wider debate in the UK in relation to the UK/US extradition treaty in that many believe it to favour the US.