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Euro court allows US extradition of Abu Hamza from UK

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Euro court allows US extradition of Abu Hamza from UK


The European Court of Human Rights has decided it is lawful for controversial Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to be extradited to the US from Britain.
Egyptian-born Hamza is one of six terror suspects’ cases the Strasbourg judges considered – including two men accused of playing a role in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya.
Hamza and his lieutenant Haroon Aswat, the only man of the six whose extradition is still being decided on, are accused of plotting to set up a jihad training camp in Oregon.
The Strasbourg court has spent two years considering whether the suspects’ human rights will be breached if they are jailed in the US.
Hamza was sentenced to seven years in February 2006 by a British court after he was found guilty of preaching hate and inciting murder at North London’s Finsbury Park Mosque.

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