BBC does a profile on Gary McKinnon

Friday, 29 August 2008, 11:19 AM EST

Gary McKinnon has lost his appeal in the UK's House of Lords against extradition to the US on hacking charges. The BBC News website profiles his history and his motives.

To hear the US government tell it, Gary McKinnon is a dangerous man, and should be extradited back to America to stand trial in a Virginia courtroom. One US prosecutor accused him of committing "the biggest military computer hack of all time". But Mr McKinnon has said his motives were harmless and innocent - he was, he says, simply looking for information on UFOs.

At the BBC.

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