Gary McKinnon

As a young woman in an increasingly volatile and complex world marred by violence, but borne aloft by revolutionary dreams
As a young woman in an increasingly volatile and complex world marred by violence, but borne aloft by revolutionary dreams
October 16 2013 marked the one year anniversary of Theresa May's statement to the House of Commons confirming that the UK would not be extraditing Gary McKinnon on charges of hacking to the United States as "a decision to extradite would be incompatible with McKinnon's human rights." One year later and the woman who led that campaign for ten years - Janis Sharp, Gary McKinnon's mother - is sat in front of me smiling a very broad smile. "It's relief, just relief."
A year ago this week two of my Tooting constituents, Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan, were extradited to the USA on terror charges. Both men are British citizens who had been held in British prisons prior to their extradition. Yet, despite facing very serious allegations, they have never formally been charged with any offences in this country.
A former soldier facing extradition to the United States over fraud charges says he is waiting for a call from the Home Office
Diverse issues like instability in the Middle East, the financial crisis and climate change, all bear the footprint of the US. It is therefore incontrovertible that if we, here in the UK, wish to genuinely affect such issues, it is in our vital strategic interest to cement the 'special relationship.'
LONDON -- Last October, shortly after midday, Theresa May, Britain's Home Secretary, stood up in the House of Commons and
It's been a real year of winners, from Olympians and Paralympians to a certain South Korean dance move. But hiding behind
As a memorable year draws to a close, I thought we'd get in the end-of-year-review spirit and look at some of the biggest people-powered campaigns of 2012.
The mother of computer hacker Gary McKinnon laid down the gauntlet to president Barack Obama, challenging him to pardon her