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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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Vaz wants changes in UK extradition system

I welcome the long awaited decision by the European Court of Human Rights today. However, this basket of cases only goes to highlight the disarray of extradition and removals in the UK.

Babar Ahmad alone has waited eight years for a decision on his case. This delay is unacceptable.

We need a system where the Home Secretary is given more discretion over individual cases, ensuring that the important security cases are fast tracked. I hope she will introduce this when she reviews legislation in the summer.

– Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee

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