Saving Gary McKinnon: A Mother's Story

Saving Gary McKinnon: A Mother's Story

Janis Sharp


For ten years Gary McKinnon grew to become the unwilling concentration of Anglo–US diplomatic kin. a working laptop or computer structures analyst residing in London, he believed the USA executive was once withholding very important information regarding the presence of UFOs. The unremarkable lives of he and his mom Janis replaced dramatically one morning in March 2002 whilst Gary phoned to inform her that he were arrested and used to be being interviewed approximately hacking into US govt pcs. Paul J. McNulty, the then-US legal professional for Virginia, introduced that Gary was once indicted in Alexandria, Virginia, on November 12 that 12 months, and concurrently introduced that the USA meant to extradite him.

Two years later the U.S. executive filed a request for Gary's extradition and on June 7, 2005, he was once arrested. Extradition to the USA appeared convinced and so, fearing that Gary could kill himself instead of face being taken away to stand seven counts of as much as ten years every one, Janis's striking conflict began.

Janis Sharp spent the next ten years scuffling with her son's extradition. In October 2012 she ultimately gained. This used to be a impressive victory for Janis and spoke volumes approximately her relentless struggle. Saving Gary McKinnon is the real tale of a mother's struggle to save lots of her son from dwelling out the remainder of his lifestyles in the back of bars. the USA judiciary had all of the may possibly of the world's maximum energy. however it had now not reckoned on Gary's mother.

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