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Old 15-December-2012, 16:29
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Default Gary McKinnon

The Daily Mail led the campaign for Gary McKinnon not to be extradited to America over his hacking activities with the sloganí An affront to British justice,. In October the Home Secretary blocked his removal. No doubt the ĎMailí will claim the moral high ground for itís actions. But how high and how moral is it now?

No right minded person will deny that Mr McKinnon committed a very serious offence, nor would such a person allow that either his aspergers syndrome or his (dubious) search for little green men offers any form of excuse for his actions. We now read that he will face no charges in Britain.

Will the Mail now offer the same judgment, that this is an affront to British justice, or will it say nothing in fear that some of itís moral high ground may be washed away? The demand for justice should not be selective. The Mailís contention was that the ĎExtradition Treaty with America was unequal, and given that, Mr McKinnon should not suffer removal from this country. The campaign would seem therefore to have had merit. But will the Mail now concede that it is wrong for Mr McKinnon not to be charged at all?
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