Janis Sharp, from Brookmans Park, disclosed that journalists and MPs have also been targeted over their involvement in her high profile campaign to prevent her son Gary McKinnon from being extradited. In a series of emails seen by the Welwyn Hatfield Times, an American known only as Jerry describes Asperger’s sufferer Gary as a “legitimate target”.
He also threatens that “future unpleasantness and the death of annoying MPs and journalists… will have been no accident.”
Janis admitted that receiving the threatening emails had saddened her.
But she vowed: “I refuse to be intimidated and will continue to fight for my son to be tried in the UK.
“If any British person was issuing death threats against American politicians, journalists and members of the public they would probably be charged with terrorism and extradited to America to face a lengthy prison sentence.” Full article here