UK court allows extradition of British terror suspect to US

[JURIST] A British judge ruled Tuesday that Babar Ahmad [advocacy website] can be extradited to face charges of supporting terrorism, conspiring to kill Americans and running a Web site that US authorities say was used to fund terrorists. The case has been heard under a "fast track" extradition procedure under the UK Extradition Act 2003 [text] that decreases the burden of proof on certain countries, including the United States. UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke [Wikipedia profile] now has 60 days to decide whether Ahmad will be extradited. The United States has assured presiding Judge Timothy Workman that, if Ahmad is extradited, he will not be sentenced to the death penalty or declared an enemy combatant. Ahamad's counsel, however, representing Ahmad, stated that extradition to the United States would deny Ahmad justice. AP has more; the BBC has local coverage.

 

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