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Yemen seeks to extradite Hamza

Government attempts to strip the radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza of British citizenship took a new twist yesterday when it emerged that Yemen had requested his extradition on terrorism-related charges. The news came as union leader Bill Morris and Muslim and civil liberties campaigners attacked the Home Office’s power to revoke the UK citizenship of people with dual nationality. The north London cleric is the first person to face losing his passport under the new Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act. But the test case will take months if not years to resolve. Mr Hamza, 44, insists he renounced his Egyptian nationality when he became a British citizen and therefore would be left stateless, breaching his human rights. Full Story

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