Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Good News for Gary


The CIA has suffered a setback.

On 5th December 2011, the campaign to change Britain's unfair extradition laws scored a success in the UK parliament.

A motion calling for 'urgent reform' to the US/UK treaty on extradition was passed uncontested by UK members of parliament.

The treaty is being used to try to send Gary McKinnon, an Asperger's syndrome sufferer, to America.

Gary McKinnon is wanted for hacking U.S military computers while searching for evidence of 'little green men'.

Conservative MP Dominic Raab led the debate in the UK parliament.

He said that the motion calling for reform was about defending 'the price we place on the liberty of our citizens and the value we ascribe to that cornerstone of British justice – innocent until proven guilty.'

The motion is not binding on the Government.

Members of Parliament want changes to both the 2003 UK/US treaty and a separate extradition deal with Brussels.


A comment in the UK's Daily mail:

"This is good news. The bad news is that the US Senate is passing a bill to allow the arrest, indefinite detention without trial, of any citizen of any country anywhere, and allowing some to be detained if found innocent by a jury."

Free Gary McKinnon

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