Is that where they decide to extradite him to the US instead of spending British taxpayers' money on the trial?
An alleged member of hacker group LulzSec appeared in a London court on Friday charged with conspiracy over cyber-attacks against websites maintained by the CIA and the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency. Ryan Ackroyd, 25, of Oak Road, Mexborough, Doncaster, is also charged with breaking into systems maintained by the NHS and …
Looking at other arrests, such as Gary Mckinnon and Richard O'Dwyer, it would make logical sense for English alleged criminals to commit a crime in the UK as well as the US, so they do not get deported. Just charged with an offence and stand trial in UK instead.
So this may actually entice more to hack in the UK after reading this story.
This looks like a misguided weak attempt at subliminal support for Gary McKinnon and Richard O'Dwyer both of whom committed alleged offences in the US, and therein face extradition. If you bother to read around there is strong evidence that these allegations are not without substance.
You may wish to think about jumping on a band wagon where there is more justification for the moral outrage poured out in these forums.
> This looks like a misguided weak attempt at subliminal support for Gary McKinnon and Richard O'Dwyer both of whom committed alleged offences in the US, and therein face extradition.
Technically speaking the alleged crime was committed here and the computers were in America. That's why the Americans have to apply for extradition.
> If you bother to read around there is strong evidence that these allegations are not without substance.
It's not their guilt or innocence that's at stake, but the unbalanced extradition treaty between the UK and the USA. I am quite frankly puzzled as to what the US Federal Bureau of Investigations is even doing in this country. In years to come, people are going to look back and wonder why so few spoke out against the creeping erosion of our democratic liberties, all in the service of defending the worlds greatest democracy.
"Technically speaking the alleged crime was committed here and the computers were in America. That's why the Americans have to apply for extradition."
In McKinnon's case the servers which were attacked were in the US thus it might equally well be argued that the crime was committed in the States. It is certainly the case that the impact of these offenses was in the States.
This is harder to see as it stands at the moment in the case of O'Dwyer. Having read beyond the sensationalist media articles on the case of McKinnon to find that there are good grounds for extradition. I would suspect that there are aspects O'Dwyer's case that aren't being highlighted by the media.
"..... the unbalanced extradition treaty ..... "
In the case of McKinnon this treaty is irrelevant anyway in that he has already admitted to accessing servers in the US, and there is far more evidence than required for 'probable cause' .
Again you are reading the more sensationalist media statements, O'Dwyers mothers claims of how it is 'so unfair' sell newspapers. This doesn't always give the full picture.
The review of this treaty concluded there wasn't a lot of difference between 'reasonable suspicion' and 'probable cause', and further to this ' UK extradition procedure was found to be more elaborate, and more difficult to achieve, than that from the US'.
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