British judge approves extradition of Al-Qaeda suspect to US

21st January 2011, Comments 0 comments

A British judge on Friday approved the extradition to the United States of Abid Naseer, a suspected Al-Qaeda operative accused of planning attacks in Britain, the US and Norway.

Judge Quentin Purdy, sitting at Westminster Magistrates Court in central London, gave the green light to the US application but said the case would now go to the interior minister for a final decision.

Naseer's lawyer said his client would appeal against the decision.

© 2011 AFP

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