In the Media

Liberty attacks 'baffling' review of extradition law

PUBLISHED October 18, 2011

The Extradition Act under which British subject and Asperger?s syndrome sufferer Gary McKinnon faces being sent for trial in the US for computer hacking is not biased against British citizens, a landmark review has concluded. The review, published today by parliament?s human rights joint committee and conducted by retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Scott Baker, concludes that the act is ?completely balanced and works fairly?. There is no need for the secretary of state to take an increased role in the ?surrender of persons to non-EU countries?, the review states. read more