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EU court: U.K. can extradite 5 terror suspects to U.S.
Mr. Ahmad’s father, Ashfaq, said he and his family were “very disappointed” by the court’s decision, calling it “a serious abuse of process.”
Faras Baloch, a legal adviser to Mr. Ahmad’s family, said their “best chance” of fighting extradition now lies in getting a trial in the United Kingdom.
“We are going to press for him to be tried in the U.K.,” Mr. Baloch said, adding that justice should not be outsourced to the U.S.
Mr. Ahmad’s brother-in-law, Fahad Ansari, said the family hoped to appeal to the European court’s grand chamber. He questioned the alleged “torture” and “inhuman and degrading treatment” in supermax prisons.
“It is completely inhumane, and no country can justify sending one of its citizens to such a scenario,” he said.
Two other cases also were considered by the European court, which decided extradition to the U.S. would not violate EU human rights laws.
Khalid al-Fawwaz, a Saudi citizen, and Adel Abdul Bary, an Egyptian, are wanted over the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Mr. al-Fawwaz, allegedly Osama bin Laden’s representative in Britain, has been charged with more than 269 counts of counts of murder.
Associated Press writer Cassandra Vinograd reported from London.
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