Extradition for suspect linked to 9/11

June 3, 2005 at 9:38 AM
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LONDON, June 3 (UPI) -- A British court has ordered the extradition to Spain of a suspect linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States and London's ricin plot.

Tunisian Hedi Ben Yousseff Boudhiba is an alleged associate of Kamel Bourgass, who is currently serving life for the murder of a British policeman and for planning to make and use poisons such as ricin.

Boudhiba, 45, was indicted by Spanish Anti-terror Judge Balthazar Garzon as a key member of a cell that allegedly supplied false documents, including passports, to the Sept. 11 planners in Hamburg, Germany.

District Judge Daphne Wickham at Bow Street Magistrates' Court in London ordered Boudhiba's extradition Thursday, disregarding his claim he was suffering from "clinical depression with psychotic features."

Boudhiba denies he is involved in terrorism and alleges he was mentally tortured at London's Belmarsh prison.

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