UK can extradite 5 terror suspects to US

The five include radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza


By Geoff Meade
Press Association Mediapoint

Five terrorist suspects including radical preacher Abu Hamza can be extradited from the UK to America for trial, human rights judges ruled today.

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg rejected the men's claims that they could face prison conditions and jail terms which would expose them to "torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" in breach of the European human rights code.

The five include radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza, currently serving a seven-year sentence in Britain for soliciting to murder and inciting racial hatred, and Babar Ahmad, a 36-year-old computer expert and alleged terrorism fundraiser who has been held in a UK prison without trial for nearly eight years.

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