UK-US extradition treaty flawed? US nabs more terror suspects


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.

Demonstrators protest against the extradition of Babar Ahmad to the U.S. on terrorism charges, outside the High Court in London October 5, 2012.  (Reuters/Carl De Souza)


Categories: Americas, Terrorism

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