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:
The way criminal cases work in America means that defendants facing a trial are advised to plea-bargain. I predict that both my constituents will do the same as all the other British men extradited to the USA have done and plead guilty. It is a big risk pleading not guilty.
My understanding is that the consequences of this include the threat of life in solitary confinement without parole, should they lose a trial.
If those are the stakes which pleading not guilty involve, then it is no wonder that over 97% of defendants accept a plea bargain.
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.