This month's vigil will be a two-hour extended demonstration from 5-7pm in conjunction with and in solidarity with the friends and family of Gary McKinnon and others who currently face extradition to the US under the 2003 Extradition Act, which allows British nationals to be extradited to the US to face trial for charges there against them without the American government needing to provide prima facie when requesting the extradition. Several dozen British nationals currently face extradition to the US in this way. Mr McKinnon faces charges in the US of attempting to perpetrate "the biggest military computer hack of all time". He faces no charges in the UK and has recently been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
Fair trials and due process are rights entitled to all under international human rights law.
Come down and join us on your way out for the evening or on your way home...
No to arbitrary detention, no to "disappearances", no to torture! No to the Extradition Act 2003!