Thursday, November 30, 2006

Two Brits to Be Extradited

Two British Muslims have been told that they should be extradited to the US to face terrorism charges there. The ruling, from the High Court, could also affect the case of Abu Hamza, who is also facing extradition to the US.

The two men, Babar Ahmad and Haroon Rashid Aswat, are alleged to have carried out weapons training and to have preached incitement to a group of American Muslims. They argued against their extradition on the basis that the US might send them to Guantanamo Bay, but the judge ruled that there was no evidence that America would breach an agreement they had come to with Britain that they would not do so.