MPs back Brookmans Park mum's extradition battle

FOUR senior MPs have thrown their weight behind the campaign to prevent the extradition of an autistic man to the US on computer hacking charges. Michael Meacher, David Davis, Keith Vaz and Chris Huhne have all offered their support to Janis Sharp, the au

FOUR senior MPs have thrown their weight behind the campaign to prevent the extradition of an autistic man to the US on computer hacking charges.

Michael Meacher, David Davis, Keith Vaz and Chris Huhne have all offered their support to Janis Sharp, the author from Brookmans Park, who has been fighting a seven year campaign to keep her son Gary McKinnon in the UK.

He is wanted in America, and if extradited and convicted of computer hacking, Gary, who has Asperger's Syndrome, faces up to 70 years in jail.

Glasgow-born Gary, 43, maintains he was looking for evidence of alien life.


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But now the four political heavyweights have joined Janis in the fight to keep Gary in the UK. Janis said: "Michael Meacher has written to the American ambassador and asked him to meet with him along with David Davis and Chris Huhne."

She added: "Keith Vaz is a good friend of (American civil rights activist) Jessie Jackson and is going to write to him about Gary's case.

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