UK court OKs extradition of terror suspect to Spain Tom Henry at 2:35 PM ET
[JURIST] A London judge on Wednesday approved the extradition of accused Moroccan terrorist Farid Hilali to Spain, deciding that he would not face religious or racial prejudice if sent there for trial. He stipulated, however, that Hilali could not be re-extradited to Morocco from Spain without British consent. Spain has accused Hilali of having ties to Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas, suspected of leading an al Qaeda terror cell in Spain [JURIST report], and claims Hilali had prior knowledge of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Hilali, originally arrested in Britain in September 2003 on illegal immigration charges, has seven days to appeal the ruling or faces extradition within ten days. Reuters has more.
Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format.