David Blackburn

The Extradition Act must be reviewed.

Like the Natwest Three, the rejection of the computer hacker Gary McKinnon’s appeal against extradition to the US raises serious questions about the balance of Anglo-American extradition arrangements.

It is hard not to sympathise with McKinnon, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome and now faces a bleak future, but if he is accused of hacking into US military files he should, under the terms of the current treaty, stand trial in the US.

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