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Abu Hamza found guilty of US terror charges

Islamist cleric Abu Hamza has been found guilty of all terror charges in his US trial.

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Abu Hamza denies backing terrorism at US trial

Islamist cleric Abu Hamza denied supporting terrorism as he gave evidence at his US trial.

Hamza, who is on trial under the name Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, told a federal court in New York that he would give up freedom if the price was his dignity and beliefs.

Islamist cleric Abu Hamza pictured outside the North London Central Mosque in 2003. Credit: REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files

The 56-year-old cleric, was extradited from Britain to the US two years ago, countered three weeks of government evidence with answers to rapid-fire questions posed by defence lawyer Joshua Dratel.

"No," Mustafa calmly replied repeatedly as Mr Dratel asked him if he participated in a December 1998 kidnapping in Yemen, tried to organise a terrorist training camp in the US of Oregon, aided al Qaida or sent anyone to Afghanistan to engage in terror training.

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