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  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Metropolitan Police in London shows Saajid Badat, sentenced in 2005 after admitting he conspired to blow up a U.S.-bound plane in 2001 with explosives hidden in a shoe. On Monday, March 17, 2014, a federal judge in New Haven, Conn., granted the request by prosecutors to have a witness testify by video from Britain in the July sentencing of two British citizens, Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan, who pleaded guilty in Connecticut to supporting terrorists through websites. The witness, not named in court papers but fits the description of  Badat, is expected to testify that Ahmad sent him to Afghanistan to train for violent jihad and that he moved on from Ahmad and was trained by al-Qaida members for the failed shoe bomb plot to bring down an airplane. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Police, File)

    Shoe-bomb plotter testimony allowed in Connecticut

    A man convicted in a failed 2001 shoe-bomb plot to bring down an airplane will be allowed to testify at the sentencing of two British citizens who pleaded guilty in Connecticut to supporting terrorists through websites.


  • Feds want video witness in Connecticut terror case

    A judge should allow a witness to testify by video against a British citizen who pleaded guilty in Connecticut to supporting terrorists through websites, prosecutors said.


  • Defendants say shoe bomb plotter has motive to lie

    Two British citizens who pleaded guilty in Connecticut to supporting terrorists say a witness against them has an incentive to lie because he's benefiting from cooperation with authorities.


  • Feds want shoe bomb plotter to testify in Conn.

    Federal prosecutors want a man convicted in a failed 2001 shoe bomb plot to bring down an airplane to testify at the sentencing of two British citizens who pleaded guilty in Connecticut to supporting terrorists through websites.


  • ** FILE ** This Friday, April 30, 2004, file photo shows Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, as he arrives with a masked bodyguard, right, to conduct Friday prayers in the street outside the closed Finsbury Park Mosque in London. (AP Photo/Max Nash, File)

    5 terror suspects from U.K. appear in U.S. courts

    An extremist Egyptian-born preacher entered a U.S. courtroom Saturday for the first time to face multiple terrorism charges, complaining that his prosthetic hooks, medication and special shoes were taken away from him. The preacher was one of five terror defendants rounded up in Britain and extradited overnight to the United States.


  • ** FILE ** In this Jan. 20, 1999, file photo, Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri speaks at a press conference in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    U.K. court rules radical cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to U.S.

    Radical preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other terror suspects can be extradited immediately to the U.S. to face charges there, Britain's High Court ruled Friday.


  • ** FILE ** Self-styled cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri leads his followers in prayer outside Finsbury Park Mosque in London in January 2004 on the first anniversary of its closure by anti-terrorism police. (AP Photo/John D. McHugh)

    3rd terror suspect to fight extradition to U.S.

    A British man accused of terrorist fundraising launched a High Court bid on Monday to halt his extradition to the United States, mirroring a similar move by radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri.


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