Radical preacher Abu Hamza can be extradited to the United States to face terrorism charges, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The court decided there would not be a violation of Article 3, which prohibits inhuman and degrading treatment, if Hamza is sent to America. In total, the judges ruled five of six extradition cases - all concerning alleged international terrorists - to the US can go ahead. As well as the preacher, the four other cases are Babar Ahmad, Haroon Rashid Aswat, Syed Tahla Ahsan and Adel Abdul Bary. Judges rejected the men's claims they could face prison conditions and jail terms that would expose them to "torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" of extradited. The ruling is a boost for the Government, although it was stressed that it only becomes final after three months if there is no further appeal. The court adjourned the case of Khaled Al-Fawwaz because further submissions are needed about his schizophrenia and detention at Broadmoor Hospital. Between 1999 and 2006, the six men were all indicted on terrorism charges by the US. Mr Ahmad and Mr Ahsan are accused of various offences, including supporting terrorists and conspiracy to kill and maim. Babar Ahmad has been in a British prison for nearly eight years Hamza, who is already serving a seven-year sentence in Britain for soliciting to murder and inciting racial hatred, was charged with 11 offences relating to the kidnap of hostages in Yemen in 1998, promoting violent <b>...</b>
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