Abu Hamza To Face US Terrorist Charges
April 10, 2012 by staff
Abu Hamza To Face US Terrorist Charges, Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to the US, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. Abu Hamza is among six terror suspects who opposed extradition to the US, as they said they could be held in solitary confinement. The European Court of Human Rights ruled that human rights would not be breached if five of the six suspects were sent to serve their sentences in “supermax” high-security US prisons.
Hamza is currently serving a seven year sentence at HM prison Belmarsh for soliciting to murder and inciting racial hatred. He is alleged to have been in contact with Taliban and al-Qaida terrorists, as well as aiding the taking of 16 western tourists as hostages in Yemen in December 1998. He also faces charges of attempting to set up a training camp for “violent jihad” in Oregon, US in 1999.
The men now have three months to make an appeal to the grand chamber of the European Court of Rights, during which time they cannot be sent to the US.
Speaking in Japan, David Cameron said that he was “very pleased” with the decision. “It is quite right that we have proper legal processes, although sometimes one can get frustrated with how long they take,” he said.
Other terror suspects include Babar Ahmad- who has in jail without trial since 2004- alleged to have run a US-hosted website inciting t*rror*sm. Speaking this morning his father, Ashfaq Ahmad, said that he was “very disappointed” with the decision to extradite the suspects to the US.
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