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Abu Hamza and fellow suspects face court in US

Radical cleric Abu Hamza has appeared in court in the US, having been extradited from the UK with four other terror suspects after a long legal battle.

He faces 11 charges in relating to hostage-taking, conspiracy to establish a militant training camp and calling for holy war in Afghanistan.

Hamza, who has no hands, came into court without his customary hook and spoke only to confirm court documents signed under his name.

He was then taken into custody, ahead of a plea hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

Alastair Leithead reports.

  • 06 Oct 2012
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