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UK Home Office says radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza loses appeal, to be extradited to US soon

UK Home Office says radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza loses appeal, to be extradited to US soon
September 24, 2012 - 1:50 PM

LONDON - Britain's Home Office says radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has lost an appeal regarding his extradition to the United States and that authorities will hand him over as soon as possible.

Al-Masri, considered one of Britain's most well-known extremists, had appealed to the European Court of Human Rights to stop the extradition. But the Home Office said Monday the Strasbourg, France-based, court has rejected his appeal.

The Home Office said in a statement that it will work to ensure that the cleric will be handed over to U.S. authorities soon.

Al-Masri is wanted in the United States for a raft of alleged terrorist offences.

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