Friday, October 5, 2012

Radical Cleric Abu Hamza Deported From Britain

Radical cleric Abu Hamza is expected to arrive in the United States today after he was deported from Britain along with four other terror suspects.

The men were onboard two planes which left a military airbase in Suffolk late on Friday, Home Secretary Theresa May said.

The suspects had made last-ditch challenges against removal from the UK, which were rejected by two High Court judges in London hours earlier.

Speaking after the US-bound flights had taken off, Mrs May said: "I can confirm that tonight two planes have left RAF Mildenhall to transport Abu Hamza, Babar Ahmad, Adel Abdul Bary, Syed Ahsan and Khalid al-Fawwaz to the US to face trial.

"I am pleased the decision of the court today meant that these men, who used every available opportunity to frustrate and delay the extradition process over many years, could finally be removed.

"This government has co-operated fully with the courts and pressed at every stage to ensure this happened. more