Monday, August 18, 2008

Gary McKinnon update - court decision on the 28th August 2008

Just an update guys,

The next hearing Gary McKinnon is on the 28th of August 2008 in the EU courts.
If Gary is extradited to the US he be will treated as a terrorist in Guatanamo style fashion where he will be left to "fry" in maximum security for 60 years - (as in the words of the prosecutions lawyers).

Its important EU judges do their job and look at this case for what it really is - the public lynching of a hacker by the US for example sake only - why else would they persue such aggressive extradition?. Lets also hope the judges also don't turn a blind eye to the gross human rights abuses that occur to terrorists held in US at the moment. I mean they only have to take a look at the mess created by the Bush administration with Guatanamo Bay - Prisoners there have no rights at all and in fact the UN has declared Us's current and previous handling of prisoners there as a gross violation of human rights.
So let Gary by tried in the UK!

Heres extract of the EU press release on Gary McKinnon :
European Court of Human Rights temporarily grants request for interim measures by Gary McKinnon

On 29 July 2008, Gary McKinnon lodged an application with the European Court of Human Rights (application no. 36004/08). He complains principally under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) about the conditions of detention he would face if convicted in the United States of America.

The Government of the United States have sought his extradition to stand trial on charges of fraud-related activity in connection with computers.

Mr McKinnon sought interim measures under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court to prevent his extradition to the United States while the Court considered his application. On 12 August 2008 the Acting President of the Chamber to which the case has been allocated decided to indicate to the Government of the United Kingdom, under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court, that the applicant should not be extradited to the United States before midnight on 29 August 2008. This was in order to allow the Chamber to examine the request at the earliest opportunity, namely at its meeting on 28 August 2008.

Under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court the Court may indicate to the parties any interim measure which it considers should be adopted in the interests of the parties or of the proper conduct of the proceedings before it.

Tim Binnall interviews Gary McKinnon below - more parts here

more parts here
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