Gary McKinnon refuses medical test in extradition proceedings
Accused NASA and U.S. government hacker Gary McKinnon reportedly has denied a court-requested medical procedure to assess whether he is fit to be extradited to the United States.
McKinnon, 46, accused in 2002 of hacking into nearly a hundred computers belonging to the Pentagon and NASA, has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism that induces repetitive behaviors and makes social interactions difficult. His mother and lawyers have argued that he is at risk of committing suicide if he is extradited,
Earlier this month, Home Secretary Theresa May – responsible for immigration, citizenship and internal matters within the U.K. – informed the judges deciding the case that she was close to making a decision on the matter, but expressed concern that McKinnon hadn't been properly evaluated, She gave the family until Thursday to agree to further psychiatric tests to be administered by a government-appointed expert, professor Thomas Fahy.
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