European Court of Human Rights Backs Extradition of Terror Suspects to US
Via the BBC: Abu Hamza US extradition backed by European Court
The European Court of Human Rights has backed the extradition of Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects from the UK to the US.
The Strasbourg court held there would be no violation of human rights for those facing life and solitary confinement in a "supermax" prison.
The court’s decision is one of its most important since 9/11 because it approves of human rights in US maximum security prisons, making it easier for the UK to send suspects to its closest ally.
There could still hypothetically be an appeal against the court’s ruling in its final Grand Chamber – but in practice, very few cases are re-examined in that final forum.
The European Court said there would be no breach of human rights if the men were to be held in solitary confinement at ADX Florence, a Federal Supermax jail in Colorado, used for people convicted of terrorism offences.
A list of the individuals facing extradition can be found at the link.