Gary McKinnon will not be extradited to the US to face trial for computer hacking, according to Sky sources.
The decision means Mr McKinnon has won a 10-year battle against
extradition to the US, where he faced trial for the "biggest military
computer hack of all time".
Home Secretary Theresa May is about to tell the Commons that the 46-year-old will not be sent to the US because of his health.
Mr McKinnon, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome - a high-functioning
form of autism, admits hacking into US military computers but claims he
was looking for evidence of UFOs.
He could have faced up to 60 years in prison in America if convicted.
Mrs May is taking the highly unusual step of blocking the application
after Home Office medical evidence found he was very likely to try to
kill himself if he was extradited.
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