Hamza’s extradition freezed
LONDON - Agence France-PresseA British High Court judge yesterday halted the extradition of Abu Hamza to the United States after the radical Islamist preacher lodged a last-ditch legal appeal, the Judiciary Office said.
The judge issued “interim injunctions” barring the removal of Abu Hamza and a second terror suspect, Khaled Al-Fawwaz, pending a hearing in open court which will happen “urgently,” a spokeswoman said.
The European Court of Human Rights on Sept. 24 upheld an April 10 ruling that it made approving the extradition from Britain of Hamza, Fawwav and three other suspects to the United States. Hamza is wanted in the United States on charges including setting up an al-Qaeda-style training camp for militants in the U.S. state of Oregon.