Abu Hamza appears in US court

Islamist cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri is seen in this courtroom sketch during a court appearance in Manhattan Federal Court in New York
Islamist cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri is seen in this courtroom sketch during a court appearance in Manhattan Federal Court in New York Credit: Reuters

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.

Advertisement

Abu Hamza not guilty plea

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.