With the news that Gary McKinnon has lost his extradition appeal, this just further confirms that the UK has now become the fifty-first USA state. How is it right for someone who is a UK national to be trialed and imprisoned in a different country? If this is not a breach of our human rights, i do not know what else is.
As McKinnon’s lawyer pointed out, the law was introduced in response to terrorism, not to arrest someone who was simply trying to find out about UFOs. It is extreme, especially given his medical condition. When things like this happen, it just further shows how out of touch our democracy is, and how everyday there seems to be a gradual erosion of our civil liberties.
Hopefully, Mckinnon will go to the Supreme Court, and hopefully we will see justice done for basic human rights and democracy.