Skooter reporting 10/06/12
Following Britain’s High Court ruled that they had no more grounds for appeal in their year long battles to stay away from facing charges in the U.S., terror suspect, radical preacheral-Masri and four others were extradited from the U.K.
The four suspects had been taken to an air force base in eastern England from Long Lartin Prison, where two planes provided by U.S. authorities were waiting to airlift them to America. shortly before midnight, Scotland Yard said Friday.
A ruling at the High Court, where judgesand Duncan Ouseley denied eleventh-hour appeals by al-Masri, Khaled al-Fawwaz, , Adel Abdul Bary and Syed Talha Ahsan, who have been fighting extradition for between eight and 14 years.
The suspects face an array of charges way back several years. Defendant al-Masri, 54, an Egyptian born, converted London’s Finsbury Park Mosque into a training ground for radical Islamists in the 1990s. He is wanted in the U.S. on charges for conspiring with Seattle men to put up a terrorist training camp in Oregon and helping abduct 16 hostages in 1998.
Ahmad and Ahsan face charges in Connecticut for allegedly sought to raising funds, recruit fighters and seek equipment for terrorists in Afghanistan and Chechnya.
Bary and al-Fawwaz were accused with Osama bin Laden, for their purported roles in the bombings of two U.S. embassies in east Africa in 1998. Al-Fawwaz faces more than 269 counts of murder.
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