Re: British hacker loses appeal against extraditionAug 3rd, 2008
Here is my beef, He never went to the US.
Any crime he committed he committed IN the United Kingdom, not in the USA. The USA was the victim, that's nice. It can send its representatives to give evidence at this trial in the country in which he both resides and committed the offence.
And the Internet isn't some new spin and debate about where the crime takes place.
Common law (including the UK and the USA) has already set precedent about what happens if you shoot a man from across a jurisdictional boundary. The crime takes place where the shooter was standing, not where the victim was standing.
Extraditing this guy to face punishment in the US for a crime he committed in the UK (where he is a citizen of) is a direct violation of his human rights.
It would be like if a Canadian killed an American citizen in Toronto, extraditing him to Texas so he can get the death penalty.