Abu Hamza awaiting US extradition verdict from Europe

09:00 10 April 2012

Islamic preacher Abu Hamza

Islamic preacher Abu Hamza

Hook handed hate monger Abu Hamza will find out today if he faces extradition from the UK to America to stand trial over the bombing two US embassies in 1998.

Fundamentalist muslim cleric Hamza claims his human rights will be violated by being held in a ‘supermax’ prison in Colorado if found guilty.

Five other suspects are awaiting the verdict by European judges, due later today.

Conservative MP Patrick Mercer warned that the UK’s special relationship with America could be affected if the extradition is turned down.

“It might affect our relationship with Europe. I have to say that doesn’t worry me so much as the relationship with America, where we have people like John Bolton, the former US ambassador for instance, saying that this fundamentally affects the special relationship with America.

“Now, America wants these people, America wants them to face justice inside that country - here’s Britain, allegedly her closest ally, blocking that.”

Talking about if the extradition is turned down, he said: “The Government will appeal, and I hope that the Government will, in the fullness of time or perhaps even quickly, will decide just like France and Italy have done, to say ‘No, we’ve had enough of this, we will listen to the siren voices from America, we will see examples that have happened abroad and get rid of these people’.

“Politicians have got to decide where the law of this country conflicts or does not conflict with the European Court of Human Rights, and that’s exactly the crux of this whole argument.”

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