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UK judge approves extradition of British terror suspect to the US

[JURIST] A British judge on Thursday said that Haroon Rashid Aswat [Wikipedia profile], a British citizen wanted in the US on suspicion of setting up a terrorist training camp, could be extradited to the United States. Aswat was arrested in August [JURIST report] by Zambian police in connection with the July 7 London bombing attacks [JURIST news archive]. He was later arrested under a US warrant on the suspicion of setting up a terrorist training camp in Oregon five years ago. Aswat's extradition must now be approved by UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke [official profile], but no immediate word was available from the Home Office after the ruling. Lawyers defending Aswat say they plan to appeal, which could delay his extradition for several months. AFP has more.

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