Saturday October 12th. 3.30pm at Wood Green Library (Gallery)
Janis Sharp spent ten years and seven months fighting her son, Gary McKinnon's extradition, after he was arrested for allegedly hacking into
US government computers.
Gary was a computer systems analyst living in
North London and firmly believed that the US government was withholding vital
information about the presence of UFOs.
The US Government took a dim view and extradition to the
US seemed certain, so, fearing that Gary would take his own
life rather than face being taken away to face seven counts of up to ten years
each, Janis's extraordinary battle began.
Her tireless campaign succeeded and in October 2012 she finally won her battle not to have in extradited. In December 2012 the Crown Prosecution Service announced that
not face charges in the UK
either. These two announcements were a spectacular victory for Janis and spoke
volumes about her relentless fight to save Gary's life. Saving Gary McKinnon is the true
story of a mother's fight to save her son from living out the rest of his life
behind bars. The US
judiciary had all the might of the world's greatest power. But it had not
reckoned on Gary's
We're delighted that Janis will be joining us at the Festival to discuss her incredible experiences. She'll be in conversation with Stephen Moore, one of the journalists who followed the story in the Tottenham Journal.
There will be a chance to ask Janis questions.
Her new book "Saving Gary McKinnon; a Mother's Story" will be available at the Festival and at the event, and Janis will be happy to sign copies.
Tickets are likely to go very quickly and are available HERE….