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- The 54-year-old was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and was granted British citizenship in 1986.
- In February 2006, he was jailed in the UK for seven years for soliciting murder and inciting racial hatred.
- He is wanted in America on 11 charges related to taking 16 hostages in Yemen in 1998, promoting violent jihad in Afghanistan in 2001 and conspiring to set up a jihad training camp in Oregon, America.
- The American authorities have described him as a "terrorist facilitator with a global reach".
Shadow immigration minister Chris Bryant said:
But Labour MP Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, warned that extradition to the US was "a complicated business".
Keith Vaz, Chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, said the decision over whether to extradite Abu Hamza had been delayed because of a backlog of cases.
Human rights judges in Europe rejected the appeal by Hamza's legal team which means a judgment made in April 2012 will be final. April's ruling said that:
- There would be no violation of Article 3 of the Human Rights Code - which prohibits inhuman and degrading treatment.
- The length of their possible sentences would not breach their human rights under European law either
The request for an appeal delayed a total of five cases related to the same judgment:
- Abu Hamza
- Babar Ahmad
- Seyla Talha Ahsan
- Adel Abdul Bary
- Khaled Al-Fawwaz
They are all likely to be put on a plane to the US within two or three weeks.
The European Court of Human Rights says that radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to the United States. It comes after human rights judges rejected his request for an appeal.
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Hamza is set to be flown out of Britain with four other terror suspects after judges in Europe rejected their bid for a legal appeal.