Bri­tish ter­ror sus­pect gets booted to U.S.

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A BRI­TISH ter­ror sus­pect wanted in the U.S. for al­legedly con­spir­ing with hook-handed ex­trem­ist Abu Hamza has been ex­tra­dited from the UK.

Ha­roon Rashid Aswat, from Dews­bury, West Yorks, is ac­cused of work­ing with Hamza in 1999 to set up a Ji­hadist train­ing camp in Ore­gon.

Ear­lier this year, the Home Sec­re­tary was told to put ex­tra­di­tion plan­son hold after judges heard that Aswat, 40, suf­fers para­noid schizophre­nia.

But last month two High Court judges said they were sat­is­fied with as­sur­ances given by Amer­i­can of­fi­cials that he would be cared for.

Hamza was found guilty of ter­ror­ism charges in May after a trial in New York. pun­ish­ment for shoot­ing dead the 29-year-old model on Valen­tine’s Day last year.

Pis­to­rius, 27, was also given a sus­pended three-year sen­tence for a firearms of­fence.

After he was led to prison a mem­ber of Pis­to­rius’s le­gal team claimed he is likely to serve just 10 months in jail be­fore be­ing held un­der house ar­rest.

The vic­tim’s fa­ther, Barry, said: “We are sat­is­fied.”

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