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U.S. Seeks to Extradite Radical Cleric

Lawyers acting for the U.S. government outlined terrorism charges against a radical Muslim cleric, including an alleged attempt to establish a jihad camp in Oregon, as they sought his extradition Friday from Britain. Abu Hamza al-Masri was involved in the attempted establishment of the terrorist training camp, a hostage-taking incident in Yemen, and the funding of training for potential terrorists, said James Lewis, a lawyer acting for the U.S. government said. U.S. authorities are seeking his extradition on 10 terror charges, Lewis said. Al-Masri’s defense attorney said his client wouldn’t receive a fair hearing if he were sent to the United States and expressed fears some evidence against him may have been obtained from tortured witnesses. Full Story

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