Abu Hamza in fresh attempt to avoid extradition to US

Following a ruling by the European High Court that would allow his extradition to the United States on terrorism charges, Abu Hamza al-Masri is seeking relief from the European Court of Human Rights, saying that in sending him to the US, he would face inhumane treatment. BBC: Legal sources have told the BBC that he had new evidence to support his case against extradition. It is said Mr Al-Fawwaz has been delisted as a terrorist by the US authorities and the home secretary has been invited to reconsider her decision to approve his extradition. It is understood that a judge has already reviewed the papers lodged with the court. BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said lawyers for Abu Hamza and Mr Al-Fawwaz would be told within hours whether they would be granted fresh hearings. A Home Office spokesman said: "The European Court of Human Rights ruled there was no bar to the extradition of these men. "We will continue working to ensure they're handed over to the US authorities...(Read Full Post)

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