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Extradited Islamist cleric in New York court

Saturday, Oct 06, 2012 - 00:58

Oct. 6 - Abu Hamza al-Masri appeared in federal court in New York for a 10-minute hearing during which he was informed of the charges against him. Deborah Gembara reports.

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A day after he was extradited from the UK, Islamist cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri was in a New York court. The 54-year-old Islamist cleric faces charges he provided material support to al Qaeda , plotted a kidnapping in Yemen and tried to open a training camp for militants. He will not, however, have to enter a plea until Tuesday. Abu Hamza spoke only once during his 10-minute court hearing. He asked that his prosthetics be returned to him and that he receive proper medical attention. Abu Hamza , who wears a hook in place of his missing right hand, is said to have inspired some of the world's most high-profile militants including Zacarias Moussaoui, one of the accused Sept. 11, 2001 conspirators. If convicted, Hamza could face up to life in prison.

Extradited Islamist cleric in New York court

Saturday, Oct 06, 2012 - 00:58

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