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Abu Hamza could be extradited "in days"

Abu Hamza has been fighting extradition since 2004 Photo: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Islamic preacher Abu Hamza, who preached messages of hate from Finsbury Park Mosque after taking over in 1996, has lost his legal battle to avoid being flown to America to face eleven charges relating to terrorism.

Four others were included in the ruling. One is computer expert Babar Ahmad from Tooting, who's been held without trial for eight years accused of raising funds for terrorism.

Babar Ahmad's family have been campaigning for his release for eight years Credit: Chris Young/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Abu Hamza has been fighting extradition since 2004. He appealed to the European Court of Human Rights, but that appeal was thrown out by a panel of five judges, clearing the way for extradition.

He will be charged in relation to the taking of 16 hostages in Yemen in 1998, advocating violent jihad in Afghanistan in 2001 and conspiring to establish a jihad training camp in Bly, Oregon, between June 2000 and December 2001.

The Home Office says the five terrorism suspects will now be "handed over to the US authorities as quickly as possible"

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