Nasa Hacker Gary Mckinnon's New Development
- uploaded: May 26, 2011
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5/25/2011 - The mother of computer hacker Gary McKinnon has welcomed comments by President Barack Obama about her son's possible extradition to the US.
Janis Sharp, who is fighting to keep her son in the UK, described the president's words as "very positive".
Mr Obama, who is on a state visit to the UK, said he would "respect" the British legal process.
Glasgow-born Mr McKinnon, who has Asperger's syndrome, is accused of hacking US military computer systems.
The 45-year-old - who lives in north London - faces up to 60 years in jail for hacking into Pentagon and Nasa computers between February 2001 and March 2002. He does not deny hacking into the systems but insists he was seeking evidence of UFOs.