Syria breaking ceasefire vow
FRESH clashes have broken out in Syria despite the passing of a Un-backed deadline for a complete withdrawal of government troops and weapons.
Shelling has been reported in Homs and areas of northern Aleppo province, and unrest in the capital Damascus.
Rights groups said 11 people had been killed.
Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, in Russia for talks, said Damascus had taken steps to adhere to the plan by pulling out some troops.
He blamed “armed gangs” for the continuing violence as Britain accused Syria of deception. PANTOMIME baddy preacher Abu Hamza faces spending the rest of his days in solitary after he and four hothead pals lost their appeals against extradition to the U.S.
Judges in Strasbourg dramatically ruled that hook-handed loon Hamza must be extradited to the States, where he could face the rest of his life in one of their notorious “supermax” jails.
The ruling stated that the five men would not be subject to ‘ill-treatment’ in the U.S. The European Court of Human Rights rejected the men’s claims that their human rights would be breached by leaving the UK.
The men had moaned that prison conditions and jail terms across the Pond would expose them to ‘torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment’ in breach of the European human rights code.
David Cameron said he was ‘very pleased’ that Hamza’s extradition can go ahead.
Speaking during a trade mission to South East Asia, the Prime Minister said: “I am very pleased with the news. It is quite right we have proper legal processes, although sometimes one can get frustrated with how long they take.
“I think it is important that the deportation and expulsion arrangements are promp and proper, particularly when people are accused of extremely serious crimes.”
Home Secretary Theresa May said the Government ‘will work to ensure the suspects are handed over to the U.S. authorities as quickly as possible’.
Egyptian-born Hamza is wanted in the States on 11 charges related to the taking of 16 hostages in Yemen in 1998, urging violence in Afghanistan in 2001, and conspiring to set up a jihad training camp in Oregon.
He was jailed in the UK for seven years in 2006 for preaching hate and inciting murder at Finsbury Park Mosque in North London. He is currently in Belmarsh prison.
Four other men will also face trials, including Baba Ahmad and Seyla Ahsan, who are accused of conspiracy to commit atrocities overseas and supporting terror groups.
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