Attempt to extradite jihadist suspect Haroon Aswat to U.S. fails

Sept. 11, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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STRASBOURG, France, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The European Court of Human Rights Wednesday denied an appeal of its ban on sending terror suspect Haroon Aswat to face pretrial detention in the United States.

The court in Strasbourg, France, rejected a renewed attempt by the British government to send Aswat from the Boadmoor high-security psychiatric prison in Crowthorne, England, to the United States, saying extradition would amount to inhumane treatment because conditions in a U.S. "supermax" prison were likely to worsen his paranoid schizophrenia.

Aswat was indicted in the United States as a co-conspirator of Abu Hamza in a plan to establish a jihadist training camp in Oregon, the British newspaper The Guardian reported.

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