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Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:45 PM

Abu Hamza and Babar Ahmad extradition approved

Source: BBC

24 September 2012 Last updated at 17:25 ET

Abu Hamza and Babar Ahmad extradition approved

The European Court of Human Rights has given its final approval for the extradition of five major terrorism suspects from the UK to the US.

The court's highest judges said they would not re-open the cases of Abu Hamza al-Masri, Babar Ahmad and others.

The decision means that the extradition of the men, wanted for years by the US, is likely to happen within weeks.

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Abu Hamza is accused of planning a terror training camp in the US and assisting hostage-taking in Yemen.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19706404

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