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Hacker's mother: My son is broken

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Computer hacker Gary McKinnon has been refused permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against his extradition to the US.

The High Court ruled the case was not of "general public importance" to go to the UK's highest court.

Glasgow-born Mr McKinnon, 43, of Wood Green, London, is accused of breaking into the US's military computer system. Mr Mickinnon, who has Asperger's syndrome, insists he was just seeking evidence of UFOs.

Janis Sharp told BBC Radio 5 live that the ordeal had "broken" her son".

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