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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:22 AM

Abu Hamza to be extradited within days after final appeal fails

Source: The Telegraph

Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects will be extradited to the US "immediately" after their last-ditch appeals were dismissed out of hand by senior judges.

Lawyers for the Islamist cleric had told the High Court his health was deteriorating so he should have an MRI scan to see if he was fit to plead.

Two of the other suspects, accused of hosting an extremist website, wanted to undergo a private prosecution in Britain rather than the US. The remaining pair, accused of supporting Osama Bin Ladenís bomb attacks on US embassies in Africa in 1998, said new evidence showed they had no links to the campaign.

They made the fresh applications to stay extradition after the European Court of Human Rights rejected their appeal bid, and in some cases they have been fighting being sent to the US for trial for more than 10 years

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/9589813/Abu-Hamza-to-be-extradited-within-days-after-final-appeal-fails.html

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Reply Abu Hamza to be extradited within days after final appeal fails (Original post)
Bosonic Oct 2012 OP
msanthrope Oct 2012 #1
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2012 #2
dipsydoodle Oct 2012 #3
Nye Bevan Oct 2012 #4
glacierbay Oct 2012 #5
struggle4progress Oct 2012 #6
dipsydoodle Oct 2012 #7
dipsydoodle Oct 2012 #8
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #9
EX500rider Oct 2012 #10

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:02 AM

1. He could always try the Ecuadorian Embassy, right? nt

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:21 AM

2. Within hours sounds more like it

The BBC understands two US civilian jets - one of which is registered to the US Department of Justice - are on the tarmac at an air base in eastern England.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19842941

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:28 AM

3. Lakenheath I'd guess

Last edited Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:59 PM - Edit history (1)

but if so it would take more than a few hours to get there on a Friday afternoon from Evesham where he's banged up.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:44 PM

4. Looks like the "hook-handed cleric of hate" will finally be brought to justice (nt)

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:51 PM

5. Good

 

long overdue.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:53 PM

6. Abu Hamza to be extradited to US (BBC)

5 October 2012 Last updated at 12:43 ET

Five suspected terrorists including Abu Hamza al-Masri can be extradited to the US, ending a long legal battle, UK High Court judges have decided.

The court ruled Abu Hamza, Babar Ahmad, Syed Talha Ahsan, Adel Abdul Bary and Khaled al-Fawwaz did not show "new and compelling" reasons to stay in the UK.

Their appeal came after the European Court of Human Rights backed successive UK courts in ruling for extradition.

Judges said their extradition "may proceed immediately" ...

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:37 PM

7. Now updated

The men have left Long Lartin prison in a police convoy.

Three police 4x4s, two armoured vans and a blacked-out police people carrier arrived at the Worcestershire jail at 18:15 BST.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19842941

It will take a few hours for them to get to the airport. I'm guessing the normal requirement to check in 3 hours before a US flight will be waived.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:39 PM

8. Abu Hamza arrives at RAF Mildenhall for US extradition.

Last edited Fri Oct 5, 2012, 07:26 PM - Edit history (1)

Officers from the Metropolitan Police's extradition unit are handing them over US marshals at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk.

The BBC understands a US Department of Justice-owned civilian Gulfstream jet has been on the tarmac at the base since Tuesday, having flown in from Washington that day.

A second civilian plane, a Dassault Falcon 900, flew into the airbase in the early hours of this morning from Westchester County in New York state, but close to the border with Connecticut, where Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan are expected to be tried.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19852506


edit to add - plane has taken off and iis en route to the USA.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 07:31 PM

9. They have flown out of the UK on a jet bound for the United States


Abu Hamza among five terror suspects extradited to USA

Source: BBC

Five terror suspects, including the radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, have flown out of the UK on a jet bound for the United States.

Officers from Scotland Yard's extradition unit handed the men to US marshals at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk.

A police convoy brought the suspects from Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire to Suffolk at 19:15 BST.

High Court judges earlier dismissed the men's final appeal against extradition to the US to face terror charges.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19853903


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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:23 PM

10. Don't they have to go to Sweden 1st? lol n/t

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