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.

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Wife of Abu Hamza asked to move house

The wife of Abu Hamza has been asked to move out of her five-bedroom council house in west London. Najat Mostafa has reportedly been living at the property in Shepherd's Bush since 1995. But Hammersmith and Fulham Council wants her to move to a smaller home.

We believe this home is too big for the number of family members who currently live there and, with over 10,000 people languishing on the borough's housing waiting list, she should move to a more appropriate property.

– Hammersmith and Fulham Council

Najat Mostafa is allowed to refuse the council's request because there is no time limit on her tenancy agreement.


Terror extraditions 'a watershed moment'

US Attorney Preet Bharara said the extraditions of five terror suspects from the UK to the US were a "watershed moment in our nation's effort to eradicate terrorism"

As is charged, these are men who were at the nerve centres of al Qaida's acts of terror, and they caused blood to be shed, lives to be lost, and families to be shattered.

Hamza will be housed in Manhattan along with 50-year-old Khaled al-Fawwaz and 52-year-old Adel Abdul Bary, whilst 33-year Syed Talha Ahsan and 38-year-old Babar Ahmad will be held in Connecticut.


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 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.

Abu Hamza appears in New York court

Abu Hamza appeared in a New York court today facing terror charges following his extradition from the UK, but the radical cleric did not enter a plea.

Hamza arrived in court without the hook he uses as a hand, and complained through his lawyer that he wanted it to be given back. The brief hearing ended without him entering a plea.

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