Terrorist suspects lose US extradition battle

Two terrorist suspects have lost their court battle to avoid being extradited to the US.

Haroon Aswat is accused of attempting to establish a camp in the US to train fighters for Afghanistan, while Babar Ahmad is alleged to have run websites inciting murder, urged Muslims to fight a holy war and raised money for the Taliban.

Lawyers for the two men had argued that the men faced a real risk of having their human rights abused, despite assurances from the US government that this would not happen.

However, Lord Justice Laws said that the lawyers had not provided proof that the US might violate undertakings given to the UK.


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