September 11, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Wednesday rejected a new request for the extradition of Haroon Aswat, a former aide to Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, from the UK to the US. The Grand Chamber of the ECHR reasoned that the extradition of the suspect, who has been ...[read more]
April 16, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday blocked the extradition of Haroon Aswat, a former aide to radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, from the UK to the US. The court said that removing Aswat, a UK-based terror suspect whose nationality is unknown, to an American high-security prison ...[read more]
December 13, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ruled that the government of Macedonia is responsible for the torture and degrading maltreatment of a man the ECHR found to be an innocent victim of CIA extraordinary rendition in 2003. Lebanese German citizen Khaled el-Masri was arrested and ...[read more]
October 10, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to 11 criminal charges. His charges include taking hostages, providing material support to terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, and conspiring do such acts. He made his first appearance in the US District Court for the ...[read more]
October 7, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri appeared in a New York court for the first time on Saturday after being extradited from the UK. Hamza, who is charged with 11 offenses heard and confirmed the charges Saturday and will return for a plea hearing on Tuesday. The charges stem from a ...[read more]
September 26, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The High Court of England and Wales on Tuesday ordered an injunction against the extradition of Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and Saudi-born Khaled Al-Fawwaz to the US until a formal hearing can be held. The pair were scheduled to be extradited to the US to face terrorism charges ...[read more]
September 25, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Monday finalized its April ruling to allow the UK to extradite five terror suspects to the US. Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspects appealed that ruling in July, but the ECHR declined to revisit their arguments. In ...[read more]
July 9, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Egyptian-born radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, currently detained in the UK, filed an appeal challenging a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) allowing his extradition to the US. The ECHR ruled in April that conditions in US prisons for terror suspects do not violate ...[read more]
July 8, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 8, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) stayed the extradition of four terrorism suspects from the UK to the US, holding that potential punishment could violate European Convention on Human Rights provisions on the prohibition of torture and inhumane or degrading treatment. The ...[read more]
December 11, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
A German administrative court dismissed a lawsuit filed by Khaled El-Masri seeking the arrest and extradition of 13 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents whom El-Masri claims kidnapped and illegally detained him in 2003 as part of the Bush administration's extraordinary rendition program, ...[read more]

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