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Abu Hamza is en route to the USA, where he faces the following charges:
- Conspiracy to take hostages in Yemen in 1998
- Hostage-taking in Yemen in 1998
- Conspiracy to provide and conceal material support and resources to terrorists in a Jihad training camp in Oregon
- Two counts of providing and concealing material support and resources to terrorists in a Jihad training camp in Oregon
- Conspiracy to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organisation
- Conspiracy to kill, kidnap, maim and injure persons in a foreign country
- Conspiracy to provide and conceal material support and resources to terrorists in Afghanistan in 2000
- Two counts of providing material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organisation in Afghanistan
- Conspiracy to supply goods and services to the Taliban in Afghanistan in 1999
The US district court has released the indictment documents detailing the terror charges against Abu Hamza. The thirty-one page document is signed by United States Attorney Michael J. Garcia.
ITV News understands terror suspect Abu Hamza has left HMP Long Lartin and is en route to an airbase in the south of the UK, in preparation for his journey to the USA.
A cavalcade of police vehicles arrived at HMP Long Lartin, Worcestershire earlier this evening, where Abu Hamza and the four terror suspects who lost their last-ditch appeal against extradition to the US were being held.
ITV News understands that the five terror suspects have left prison and are en route to an airport in the south of the UK where they will be put on fighter jets and flown to America.
Abu Hamza is expected to arrive in the United States this weekend. NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams says he will be taken to New York to face terror charges.
Under the US extradition agreement with the UK, British authorities insist they neither face the death penalty nor the prospect of being sent to Guantanamo Bay as terrorism detainees.
Shadow Justice Secretary, Sadiq Khan, is the MP for Tooting, where two of the men facing extradition - Babar Ahmad and Syed Ahsan - both live. He said:
Today's High Court ruling means Abu Hamza and four other people face extradition to the US, they are Babar Ahmad, Syed Ahsan, Khaled Al-Fawwaz and Adel Abdul Bary.
Babar Ahmad has been in jail without trial since 2004 while fighting extradition and is accused of being involved in a website which encouraged terrorism. His father says he is "appalled" that the system has let him down.
The father of Babar Ahmad, the computer expert who lost his eight-year battle against extradition to the US today, said he was appalled at the decision to hand his son over to US authorities.
He said the decision would be remembered as a "shameful chapter in the history of Britain" and vowed to fight to clear his son's name. He said:
"After over 40 years of paying taxes in this country, I am appalled that the system has let me down in a manner more befitting of a third world country than one of the world's oldest democracies.
It seems that the Metropolitan Police, the CPS and even the court have all colluded to implement a pre-determined decision which was made in Washington.
We will never abandon our struggle for justice and the truth will eventually emerge of what will be forever remembered as a shameful chapter in the history of Britain."
Latest ITV News reports
Abu Hamza was in custody in New York today awaiting trial on charges of bombing two United States embassies in Africa.
Radical cleric Abu Hamza has appeared in front of a New York court following his extradition from the UK. He did not enter a plea.