Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

Film Show: 'Citizen Four', 'The Circle' and 'Wolf Totem'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Tangerine Dream: Afropolitan star Yemi Alade chats to FRANCE 24

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Iraq: Islamic State group's child soldiers

Read more

DEBATE

Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Netanyahu on Capitol Hill: Israeli PM calls for deal breaker with Iran (part 1)

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Online reactions to Netanyahu's speech to Congress

Read more

WEB NEWS

Egyptians mock IS group online

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Record losses at French nuclear firm Areva

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Obama needs to provide real answers to Netanyahu's arguments'

Read more

Americas

Terror suspect Abu Hamza to be extradited to US

Latest update : 2012-09-24

One of Britain’s most notorious extremists, radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri (pictured), is to be deported from the UK to the US to face terrorism charges after losing an appeal against extradition, officials said Monday.

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has lost a court appeal to be extradited to the United States to face terrorism charges, including allegedly trying to set up an al-Qaida training camp in rural Oregon, officials said Monday.

The cleric, considered one of Britain’s most notorious extremists, will be extradited to the U.S. as soon as possible, Britain’s Home Office said.

In April, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the cleric’s rights would not be violated if extradited to stand trial in the U.S. Al-Masri lodged an appeal to that ruling, but the Strasbourg, France-based, court said Monday it has rejected it.

“Today the Grand Chamber Panel decided to reject the request,” the court said in a statement. It did not give a reason for refusing the appeal.

Al-Masri, who is blind in one eye and wears a hook for a hand, is known for his fiery anti-Western and anti-Semitic outbursts. He claims he has lost his Egyptian nationality, but Britain considers him an Egyptian citizen.

He is currently serving a seven-year prison term in Britain for inciting hatred.

Al-Masri has also been linked to the taking of 16 hostages in Yemen in 1998, and to preaching jihad - holy war - in Afghanistan.

(AP)

Date created : 2012-09-24

  • JUSTICE

    Court backs UK extradition of Abu Hamza to US

    Read more

  • UNITED KINGDOM

    Radical cleric Hamza wins appeal to retain British passport

    Read more

COMMENT(S)