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.
Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects have left prison and are on route to the US where they face terror charges.
Abu Hamza, the one-eyed Muslim cleric with a hook for a hand, goes on trial in New York on charges that he provided support for al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
Hamza faces 11 terrorism related counts, some of these include:
- Trying to start a terrorist training camp in Oregon in 1999
- Charges that he aided militants who kidnapped a group of tourists in Yemen in 1998
- Gathering funds from UK venues for the Taliban and to support training for jihad in Afghanistan.
The Egyptian-born preacher, who faces life in prison if convicted, told a judge at a pretrial hearing on Wednesday that he is innocent.
The decision on whether a suspected ally of hate preacher Abu Hamza should be kicked out of Britain will be made by human rights judges today.
Currently being held at high-security psychiatric hospital Broadmoor, Haroon Aswat, is wanted by US prosecutors for allegedly plotting with Hamza to set up a terror-training camp in Bly, Oregon.
Aswat's case was adjourned to allow judges more time to consider his mental health as he is currently being treated for schizophrenia.
Radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza is forced to turn in his prosthetic arms every night in jail because officials believe the metal hook on one limb could be used as a weapon.
Abu Hamza's lawyer has complained that giving up the arms leaves his client helpless for hours.
Hamza is expected to be outfitted with a new prosthetic in the shape of a hand at taxpayers' expense of more than US$15,000 (£9,330).
Radical cleric Abu Hamza has pleaded not guilty in a New York court to charges he conspired to set up a terrorist training camp in the US, according to the Associated Press.
The wife of Abu Hamza has been asked to move out of her five-bedroom council house in west London. Najat Mostafa has reportedly been living at the property in Shepherd's Bush since 1995. But Hammersmith and Fulham Council wants her to move to a smaller home.
– Hammersmith and Fulham Council
We believe this home is too big for the number of family members who currently live there and, with over 10,000 people languishing on the borough's housing waiting list, she should move to a more appropriate property.
Najat Mostafa is allowed to refuse the council's request because there is no time limit on her tenancy agreement.
Abu Hamza appeared in a New York court on Saturday facing terror charges following his extradition from the UK, but the radical cleric did not enter a plea.
ITV News' Damon Green reports:
Abu Hamza appeared in a New York courtroom with his hook removed. The Telegraph is reporting that US officials ordered it to be removed for security purposes.
During the hearing his lawyers asked for the return of his prosthetics, saying they were essential for him to "function in a civilised manner".
US Attorney Preet Bharara said the extraditions of five terror suspects from the UK to the US were a "watershed moment in our nation's effort to eradicate terrorism"
As is charged, these are men who were at the nerve centres of al Qaida's acts of terror, and they caused blood to be shed, lives to be lost, and families to be shattered.
Hamza will be housed in Manhattan along with 50-year-old Khaled al-Fawwaz and 52-year-old Adel Abdul Bary, whilst 33-year Syed Talha Ahsan and 38-year-old Babar Ahmad will be held in Connecticut.
Abu Hamza appeared before a federal judge in New York today after being extradited to the US from the late last night. He appeared without the hook he uses for an arm.
He entered no plea to charges of conspiring to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, and of helping to abduct 16 hostages in Yemen in 1998.