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Monday, 14 December 2009

Gary McKinnon protest tomorrow

I have blogged about the Gary McKinnon case before and support the campaign to get him tried in the UK.

There is a protest outside the Home Office tomorrow from midday organised by the "Free Gary" campaign which is seeking to have him tried in this country. The more people who attend this, the more the government is likely to sit up and take notice of how lots of people in this country feel about this case.


Kalvis Jansons said...

Thank you for your support!

Letters From A Tory said...

I can't believe Alan Johnson is going to back down on this - the Americans want blood (metaphorically speaking).

Cardinal Richelieu's mole said...

This is a government unswayed by the protests of millions on the streets in its intent to take the country to war on a false prospectus. Gary has little chance, alas.

The extradition treaty arrangements are deficient in failing to include a provision that would prevent UK citizens being sent abroad for trial where the penalties on conviction are materially different from those at home.

Such a provision would prevent extradition in this case - but this government is the accomplice of US aggression against UK citizens, not their protector.