Five terror suspects have arrived in the US after being extradited from England. Two of the defendants appeared in a Connecticut court just hours after their plane landed. Among the suspects was an extremist Egyptian-born preacher.
The men were extradited after Britain’s high court ruled for immediate removal, following a decade-long legal battle.
The court said the suspects had no grounds for appeal, after they raised concerns about human rights and the conditions they would face in a US prison.
Upon arrival in the US, Abu Hamza al-Masri was detained in lower Manhattan. The preacher faces charges that he conspired to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon and that he helped abduct 16 hostages – two of them American tourists – in Yemen in 1998.