A British judge says a Pakistani man alleged to have planned an al-Qaida attack in Britain and wanted by U.S. authorities over the New York subway bomb plot will appear for an extradition hearing in December.
Abid Naseer appeared by video link from prison Tuesday for a hearing at a London court.
Naseer’s lawyer argued that extradition will result in a breach of human rights and an abuse of process because of the U.S. legal and prison system.
The 24-year-old Naseer was arrested in July by Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism officers in the northeast of England on a U.S. extradition warrant. The warrant charges providing support to a foreign terrorist organization, conspiring to support a terror group and conspiracy to use a destructive device.
Prosecutors allege Naseer was part of a major al-Qaida conspiracy that included the New York subway plot. The U.S. is also investigating four other individuals allegedly involved in the plot.
District judge Nicholas Evans ordered Naseer to remain in custody before a scheduled three-day hearing starting December 15.
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