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Germany OKs Terror Suspects' Extradition

Germany’s supreme court said Thursday it has approved the extradition of two Yemenis to the United States, where they are wanted on charges of supporting al-Qaida. Ali Hassan al-Moayad and his alleged assistant, Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed, were arrested in a Frankfurt hotel in January. The Federal Constitutional Court said in a statement that it rejected complaints by both men against lower-court decisions backing extradition. The final decision on extradition lies with the German government. The two were caught in a sting operation at a hotel, where they expected to meet a wealthy American Muslim. U.S. and German authorities say they learned in December 2001 that al-Moayad was involved in supplying money and militants for Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network as well as to the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Full Story

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