Monday, September 24, 2012

Abu Hamza and five other terror suspects lose fight against extradition to US

According to final approval given by European Court of Human Rights; the five major terrorism suspects inlcuding Abu Hamza al-Masri and Babar Ahmad will be extradited from UK to US. Furthermore, Europe's human rights judges rejected a request for an appeal.
Abu Hamza and five other terror suspects lose fight against extradition to US
The legal battles lasted for almost 8 years but after the decision these suspects will be handed over to United States within few weeks time.
A panel of five human rights judges sitting in Strasbourg rejected appeals to the court's grand chamber from the five suspects and agreed an earlier ruling that their human rights would not be violated by the prospect of life sentences and solitary confinement in an American "supermax" prison. The ruling was seen as one of the most important since 9/11.
The Home Office welcomed the decision and said that the extraditions would be done as soon as possible.
Abu Hamza is accused of planning to establish an alleged terror camp in US and assisting hostage-taking in Yemen, BBC reported.
While Ahmad and Ahsan are accused of being involved in a website that encouraged terrorism and which, while operated from London, was hosted in the US. Adel Abdul Bary and Khaled al-Fawwaz are accused of being aides to Osama bin Laden in London.
After the decision came from human rights court a spokesperson from UK Home Office said: "The Home Secretary welcomes today's decision not to refer the cases of Abu Hamza and four others to the Grand Chamber. This follows the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on April 10 to allow the extradition of these five terrorism suspects to the US.
"We will work to ensure that the individuals are handed over to the US authorities as quickly as possible."
Report Tags:
Abu Hamza Al-Masri, Terrorism, Suspected terrorists, European Court of Human Rights, Adel Abdul Bary, Khaled al-Fawwaz

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