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Gary McKinnon's mother: US extradition treaty is unfair

6 December 2011 Last updated at 09:38 GMT

MPs have called on the government to reform the extradition laws to improve safeguards for British citizens facing trial abroad.

Many voiced concern about the case of Gary McKinnon, who is accused of hacking into US military computers and deleting files and is fighting extradition.

He faces a sentence of 60 years in the US, compared with the six months probation the CPS in the UK originally suggested.

Speaking along with Jago Russell, of Fair Trials International, Mr McKinnon's mother, Janis Sharp, told the BBC that the current extradition treaty with America is very unfair.

She said: "I defend our right to have equality to Americans. If we want to extradite an American, we have to provide actual evidence in their court, which they can contest in a court."