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Abu Hamza jailed for life in US for terror offences

Abu Hamza has been jailed for life in America after being found guilty of 11 terror offences.

The hook-handed cleric, who only has one eye, was convicted of supporting terror organisations including the taking of Western hostages in Yemen, four of which were killed.

He was also found guilty of sending two followers to Oregon to establish a militant training camp and dispatching an associate to Afghanistan to aid al Qaida and the Taliban against the US.

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Home Secretary: 'Pleased Hamza is where he belongs'

Theresa May said the life sentence reflected the severity of Hamza's crimes. Credit: PA

Home Secretary Theresa May has said she is pleased Abu Hamza has finally faced justice and will spend the rest of his life behind bars "where he belongs".

She added: "His conviction was facilitated by this Government's tireless work to successfully remove him from the UK to face trial."

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