September 11, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Wednesday rejected a new request for the extradition of Haroon Aswat, a former aide to Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, from the UK to the US. The Grand Chamber of the ECHR reasoned that the extradition of the suspect, who has been ...[read more]
April 16, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday blocked the extradition of Haroon Aswat, a former aide to radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, from the UK to the US. The court said that removing Aswat, a UK-based terror suspect whose nationality is unknown, to an American high-security prison ...[read more]
October 10, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to 11 criminal charges. His charges include taking hostages, providing material support to terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, and conspiring do such acts. He made his first appearance in the US District Court for the ...[read more]
October 7, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri appeared in a New York court for the first time on Saturday after being extradited from the UK. Hamza, who is charged with 11 offenses heard and confirmed the charges Saturday and will return for a plea hearing on Tuesday. The charges stem from a ...[read more]
September 26, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The High Court of England and Wales on Tuesday ordered an injunction against the extradition of Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and Saudi-born Khaled Al-Fawwaz to the US until a formal hearing can be held. The pair were scheduled to be extradited to the US to face terrorism charges ...[read more]
September 25, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Monday finalized its April ruling to allow the UK to extradite five terror suspects to the US. Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspects appealed that ruling in July, but the ECHR declined to revisit their arguments. In ...[read more]
July 9, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Egyptian-born radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, currently detained in the UK, filed an appeal challenging a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) allowing his extradition to the US. The ECHR ruled in April that conditions in US prisons for terror suspects do not violate ...[read more]
July 8, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 8, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) stayed the extradition of four terrorism suspects from the UK to the US, holding that potential punishment could violate European Convention on Human Rights provisions on the prohibition of torture and inhumane or degrading treatment. The ...[read more]
February 21, 2008
by Brett Murphy
Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri on Wednesday appealed the UK Home Office's approval of his extradition to the US on charges of supporting terrorism, arguing that UK courts should review the evidence against Abu Hamza before he is extradited. Abu Hamza, currently serving a seven-year sentence in... ...[read more]
February 7, 2008
by Benjamin Klein
The UK Home Office Thursday approved the extradition of Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to the United States on charges of supporting terrorism. Abu Hamza, currently serving a seven-year sentence in the UK for urging his followers to kill Jews and other non-Muslims, faces US charges of attempting ...[read more]

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