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Hacker 'too fragile' to extradite

A British computer hacker who targeted Nasa should be tried in the UK not the US because his mental state is so fragile, the High Court has heard.

Lawyers for Gary McKinnon say there is "clear, uncontradicted expert evidence" that the stress of extradition could result in psychosis and suicide.

He has Asperger's syndrome and claims he was looking for details of UFOs.

Glasgow-born Mr McKinnon, 42, from Wood Green, north London, faces up to 70 years in prison if convicted in the US.

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qface643089d ago

wow talk about a load of BS