Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, has shocked supporters of Gary McKinnon, by saying that the newly elected British Goverment may not be able to prevent the extradition of the self-confessed NASA hacker.
According to newspaper reports, Nick Clegg told BBC Radio Five Live:
“What I haven’t got power to do, neither has the Home Secretary neither has even the Prime Minister, is to completely reverse and undo certain legal aspects of this.
That of course you wouldn’t want politicians to do. That’s what we are looking at at the moment. It’s legally very complex. But on the sort of morality and principle of it, I haven’t changed my view one bit.”
It would be the right thing to do to have Gary McKinnon tried in this country.”
Clegg’s statement has surprised…
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