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United Kingdom: Terrorist Loses US Extradition Appeal

(July 2, 2008) A controversial Muslim cleric, Abu Hamza, currently imprisoned in the United Kingdom for stirring up racial hatred, recently had his appeal against extradition to the United States rejected by the English High Court. Hamza was the first person to be arrested under the Anglo-American extradition treaty and is sought in the United States on a number of terrorist charges. (John Aston & Mike Taylor, Abu Hamza Loses Extradition Fight, THE INDEPENDENT (London), June 21, 2008, available at
; see also 3 W.L.B. 2008.)