Radical cleric sought to be extradited by US may be charged in UK

Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri (BBC profile), arrested in May on a US warrant, could face charges under the Terrorism Act in Britain, which would delay extradition proceedings sought by the US, a government lawyer said Friday. Police in London completed an investigation of Abu Hamza, and the Crown Prosecution Service will decide whether to charge him, with a decision expected before an Oct. 19 extradition hearing.

The US has charged Abu Hamza with 11 terrorism-related counts, including funding and attempting to establish terrorist training camps. AP has more.

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