Britain’s government says an English computer hacker won’t be extradited to the United States, ending his decade-long campaign to avoid trial there over allegations he broke into sensitive military and NASA computer networks.

The 46-year-old claimed he had accessed the 97 U.S. government computers to hunt for evidence of extraterrestrial life.

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May blocked his extradition after being told there were concerns over Gary McKinnon’s mental health, and a risk he could attempt to commit suicide.


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