Radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza has been flown to the USA after he lost his last-ditch High Court challenge against extradition.
Radical Islamic preacher Abu Hamza is due to hear the result of his latest legal challenge against extradition to the United States, today.
Lawyers for Abu Hamza are asking the High Court for time for medical tests as he renews his legal battle to halt his extradition to the US.
Extensive delays in cases such as the extradition of radical cleric Abu Hamza are a "source of real fury", the most senior judge in England and Wales said today.
The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, said any case which takes eight years through a series of legal processes and has still not come to a conclusion was "a source of real fury to me".
He was responding to a question about Hamza's extradition to the United States, which has again been put on hold pending a further hearing next week, but stressed he could not comment on any individual case.
Abu Hamza the radical cleric known for preaching hatred at the Finsbury Park Mosque has won a last-minute High Court challenge to avoid extradition to America.
Hamza is one of two terror suspects who have won an order blocking their removal.
Phil Bayles filed this report from the High Court.
Radical cleric Abu Hamza has launched a last-minute High Court challenge in a move to avoid extradition to the United States, it was confirmed today.
The radical cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects could be put on a plane to the United States within days, after judges rejected their bid for an appeal.
Hamza's extradition was halted when he was jailed for incitement offences relating to his sermons at the Finsbury Park Mosque.
But on Monday night the European Court of Human Rights cleared the way for the suspects to be handed over to US authorities.
The crucial thing is that Abu Hamza does face very serious charges in America and due process has now taken its course and he's on his way and not before time."
– Boris Johnson on Abu Hamza
He's on his way and not before time.
The family of a man from Tooting who's facing extradition to the United States on terrorism charges has appealed to the Home Office.
Babar Ahmad, a computer expert, is accused of raising funds for terrorism.
He's one of five terror suspects, including radical cleric Abu Hamza, who've lost their appeal against extradition at the European Court of Human Rights.
In a statement, Babar's family said:
"This matter should never have come to this stage had theBritish police done their job almost nine years ago and provided the material seized from Babar's home to the CPS rather than secretly passing it to their UScounterparts.
"The CPS is now in possession of all that material which forms the basis of the US indictment and should immediately prosecute Babar for conduct allegedly committed in the UK.
"We now call on the Home Secretary to immediately undertake to halt any extradition until the Director of Public Prosecutions makes a decision on the material that is in his possession."