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Hamza bid to avoid extradition

Radical cleric Abu Hamza has launched a last-minute High Court challenge to try and avoid extradition to the United States.

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Unanimous decision to extradite Hamza

The decision to allow the extradition of five British nationals to America was a unanimous one from the European Court of Human Rights.

They said there would be no violation of Article 3 of the Human Rights Code - the "prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment" - as a result of detention conditions the five men might face at ADX Florence "supermax" prison in the US.

The length of their possible sentences would not breach their human rights under European law either.

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