Imam accused of Islamic State recruitment bid can be extradited to Spain, judge rules

A Birmingham-based imam accused of trying to recruit people to fight for Islamic State can be extradited to Spain to stand trial, a court has ruled.

Tarik Chadlioui, 43, is accused of making and uploading propaganda videos encouraging people to fight for the extremist forces in Syria, during two visits to Mallorca in 2014 and 2015.

The Moroccan-born Belgian national, from Sparkhill in Birmingham, faces a charge of collaboration with, or membership of, an armed group, which carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years if he is convicted.

His lawyers had argued that extradition breached his human rights, but Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot ruled at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on Tuesday that he could be sent to Spain.