Computer expert Babar Ahmad said today he would be extradited to America to face terror charges "with his head held high."
Ahmad, who has been in jail without trial since 2004 said he won a "moral victory" by exposing the "fallacy" of the extradition process to the US. He is accused of being involved in a website which encouraged terrorism, which was operated from London, but was hosted in the US. He said:
Today I have lost my eight-year and two-month battle against extradition to the US. I would like to thank all those over the years who supported me and my family: lawyers, politicians, journalists and members of the public from all walks of life.
By exposing the fallacy of the UK's extradition arrangements with the US, I leave with my head held high having won the moral victory.
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.