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Wed Sep 26, 2012, 04:29 PM

Abu Hamza: High Court judge halts extradition to the US

Source: BBC

26 September 2012 Last updated at 12:21 ET

Abu Hamza: High Court judge halts extradition to the US

A High Court judge has halted the extradition of Abu Hamza al-Masri to the US on terror charges after the cleric launched a last-ditch appeal.

An injunction temporarily stops the removal of the radical cleric and another suspect from the UK and is the latest move in a long legal battle.

The European Court of Human Rights had earlier rejected attempts to block them being sent for trial in the US.

The pair will outline their appeals at a hearing next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19730438

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