Court bans US extradition for suspected Hamza ally

A suspected ally of Abu Hamza should not be extradited from Britain to the United States as to do so would breach his human rights, European judges ruled.

Haroon Aswat, who is currently being held at Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital, is wanted by US prosecutors for allegedly plotting with Hamza to set up a terror training camp in Bly, Oregon.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) decided today that extraditing Aswat to the US would violate the paranoid schizophrenic's human right to be free from ill-treatment on account of the severity of his mental illness.

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Hamza 'ally' extradition block

European judges say a suspected ally of preacher Abu Hamza should not be extradited to the United States as to do so would breach his human rights. Haroon Aswat is currently being held at Broadmoor high-security psychiatric hospital.