Sunday, February 01, 2009

London Mayor requests Obama to drop case against British UFo hacker

Very Interesting and good to hear - political pressure is now on the Obama administration to drop the Gary McKinnon hacker case:

Below extract from this article:

In a column published today in London's Telegraph newspaper, the mayor of London called upon President Barack Obama to call off the U.S. effort to extradite and prosecute the British hacker who in 2001 broke into computer systems in the Department of Defense, NASA and the U.S. Army.

Mayor Boris Johnson called U.S. efforts to prosecute self-acknowledged hacker Gary McKinnon a "legal nightmare."

"To listen to the ravings of the U.S. military, you would think that Mr. McKinnon is a threat to national security on a par with Osama bin Laden," Johnson wrote. "According to the Americans, this mild-mannered computer programmer has done more damage to their war-fighting capabilities than all the orange-pyjama-clad suspects of Guantanamo combined."

Johnson then said it would be "brutal, mad and wrong" to send McKinnon to the U.S. for prosecution and then asked Obama to call the U.S. Department of Justice off the case.

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