London bombing suspect appeals extradition

London bombing suspect appeals extradition

[JURIST] Lawyers for Osman Hussein [Wikipedia profile], apprehended in Rome [JURIST report] as a suspect in the failed July 21 London bombing attacks [JURIST report], Friday challenged an Italian court's approval of his extradition to Britain [JURIST report]. According to his lawyer, Antonietta Sonnessa, it would be impossible for the suspect to get a fair trial in Britain given the mood there in the wake of the attacks. Osman, also known as Hamdi Issac, has admitted to a role in the attacks, but denies a role in a larger terrorist cell and claims he did not intend to kill anyone. Italy's supreme court will rule on the challenge within 15 days. The Guardian has more.