On 15 December 2009, a photograph was taken of Janis Sharp, the mother of Gary McKinnon, and the Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, outside the Home Office in Westminster. They were there to protest against the extradition of McKinnon, aged 44, to the US on charges of computer fraud. Eight years earlier McKinnon, an Asperger's syndrome sufferer, had hacked repeatedly into Pentagon and NASA networks. [caption id="attachment_2150" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Gary McKinnon, photo from www.theguardian.com[/caption] Opposition made adopting principled positions simpler. Clegg also stated that his personal view on the case remained unchanged - McKinnon should ideally be tried in a British court. In 2001, McKinnon was living with his girlfriend, Tamsin, in a flat in north London. He was, says... --..
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