Extradited terror suspect makes first appearance in court Matthew Pomy at 12:52 PM ET
[JURIST] Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] 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 [press release] heard and confirmed the charges Saturday and will return for a plea hearing on Tuesday. The charges stem [BBC report] from a plan to establish a terrorism training camp within US borders, and will likely face imprisonment without parole at ADX Florence [BOP backgrounder], a super-maximum security prison in Colorado.
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