Mahdi Hashi (r) with his father
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Mahdi Hashi has British citizenship revoked for 'extremism'

3 November 2012 Last updated at 13:15 GMT

A man from north London accused of being an Islamic extremist has had his British citizenship revoked.

Family and friends of Mahdi Hashi, 23, from Camden, claim the government acted because he had refused to become an informant for the security services.

Mr Hashi, from Camden, is currently thought to be in a jail in east Africa.

Revoking his nationality in the summer, the Home Office said he was considered a threat to UK national security due to his "extremist" activities. Secunder Kermani reports.