Abu Hamza may face charges in the US

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    [quote="Daily Telegraph]
    Radical cleric may face US terror charges
    By Sally Peck and agencies
    Last Updated: 2:20pm GMT 31/01/2007

    The jailed radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza could face terror charges in the US after a judge today rejected his attempt to overturn his UK convictions.

    Hamza, 48, was jailed for seven years in February last year for soliciting murder and inciting racial hatred.


    Abu Hamza was the head preacher at London's Finsbury Park mosque.

    In the US he faces charges including trying to establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon, conspiring to take hostages in Yemen and facilitating terrorist training in Afghanistan.

    Washington is seeking Hamza's "temporary surrender" under the 2003 Extradition Act.

    London's City of Westminster Magistrates Court today set a date for a four-day extradition hearing after being told that the House of Lords had refused Hamza leave to appeal against his convictions in the UK.

    Hamza, who appeared via video link from Belmarsh Prison, spoke only to confirm that he understood what was happening.

    Once tried in the US he would then be returned to Britain to complete his jail term before being extradited again to serve any sentence handed down in the US.

    District Judge Timothy Workman remanded Hamza in custody until the start of the extradition hearing on May 16.

    Earlier this month the radical preacher was ordered to repay more than £1 million in legal aid which he was granted during his Old Bailey trial.

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    Why on earth should Hamza be allowed an etradition hearing?
    Unfortunately I can't see our PC politicians' (of all parties) denying him such "rights".
    As to the £1 million legal aid ...
     
  2. Erm, because we WANT to get him extradited to the US - seeing that bugger in an orange jumpsuit in Guantanamo would make my day...
     
  3. Because what goes for one goes for all, and to deny him would be to deny someone who might well have a valid reason to appeal it.
     
  4. we want him extradited ... fine ... however prior to this he was wanted in the Yemen for bombings carried out there - he could have been deported there and faced the Sharia law he loves so much.
     
  5. Export him to a country which is not on our list of countries that torture etc, they give him to the Yanks or someone who does torture. Job done.
     
  6. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Why on earth should Hamza be allowed an etradition hearing?
    Unfortunately I can't see our PC politicians' (of all parties) denying him such "rights".
    As to the £1 million legal aid ...[/quote]
    Can we not make him serve his sentence - at least until parole point - then deport him? Does he have UK citizenship?
     
  7. Do his time here then ship him to the US do his time there and then if he is still alive then Yemen can have him JOB JOB
     
  8. fill him full of lead and post it on al-jazerra - maggot
     
  9. Super - he'll be fast tracked through the courts here like the natewst 3