Making Imperialism Inoperable
“Gary McKinnon, 39, of north London faces extradition over claims he gained illegal access and made alterations to 53 U.S. military and NASA computers over a 12-month period from 2001 to 2002.
McKinnon, who is contesting the extradition request, appeared at Bow Street Magistrate’s Court in London on Wednesday.
District Judge Christopher Pratt granted McKinnon bail to reappear for an extradition hearing on July 27.
As conditions of his bail, he was ordered to provide £5,000 security, report to his local police station, not apply for any international travel documents and not use any computer equipment allowing him to access the Internet, the UK’s Press Association reported.
Janet Boston, representing the U.S. government, told the court: “On one instance, the U.S. Army’s military district of Washington network became inoperable.”