Archive: Hamza arrested on US terrorism charges


Radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri has appeared at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London.

The cleric faces 11 terrorism charges including hostage-taking and trying to set up a terrorist training camp in the US.

The 47-year-old was arrested at his home in west London at 0300 BST on Thursday.

The US want to extradite him over allegations of hostage-taking in Yemen and supporting terrorism. Margaret Gilmore reports.

First broadcast 27 May 2004.

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