Posts Tagged ‘cruel and unusual’

Cruel & Unusual Punishment for McKinnon

Friday, November 27th, 2009

garymckinnonThe autistic, UFO researcher, Gary McKinnon, has lost his final appeal and will shortly be extradited from the United Kingdom to the United States. Many in Britain have concerns that the level of justice he will receive in the U.S. might be on a par with that received by residents of Guantanamo Bay.

Geoffrey Robertson QC, commented to the Guardian newspaper, “To send a British citizen to the US, without any right to bail, to face 10 years in prison for a crime for which he would be unlikely to receive any custodial sentence if tried here amounts to ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ in breach of our 1689 Bill of Rights.”