Democracy Now: EU Approves Extradition of Muslim Cleric to U.S.


The European Court of Human Rights has given final approval to the extradition of Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to the United States. Al-Masri has spent years in prison in Britain on a conviction of inciting racial hatred and soliciting murder. A federal grand jury indicted him in 2004 on allegations of supporting al-Qaeda and aiding a fatal kidnapping in Yemen. His lawyers had appealed his extradition to the United States by citing European statutes barring inhumane and degrading treatment.

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~ by wheresthemic on September 25, 2012.

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