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ECHR Rules Muslim Cleric May Be Extradited to U.S.

The Wall Street Journal reported that despite the argument that a jail term in the United States would expose Abu Hamza al-Masri to “torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Hamza may be extradited to the United States to face charges of terrorism. The report further states:

The suspects…could face life sentences in a maximum-security prison. The U.S. accuses Hamza…of assisting the taking of 16 hostages in Yemen in 1998 and of conspiring to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Ore., between 2000 and 2001. He is also accused of preaching jihad—holy war—in Afghanistan.

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  1. […] al-Masri and four other terrorism suspects were extradited to the United States last Saturday after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that extradition would be permitted and the decision was approved by the High Court of England and […]

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