Abu Hamza extradition halted

Abu Hamza: will not face extradition to the US due to lengthy sentences

Abu Hamza: will not face extradition to the US due to lengthy sentences

The European Court of Human Rights has halted the extradition of hate preacher Abu Hamza to the US.

The radical Islamist was jailed in 2004 and the British courts approved his extradition in 2007, which he appealed.

While he was on trial, he accused Jews of being “blasphemous, traitors and dirty” and said this is why Hitler was sent into the world.

Today, the European Court of Human Rights ordered a halt to his extradition after he and three other British men complained about the length of sentence they could face in the US.

The Home Office said that Hamza would remain in custody along with three other men facing extradition - Babar Ahmad, Syed Talha Ahsan and Haroon Rashid Aswat.

    Last updated: 11:04am, July 8 2010