Pakistani National Faces Extradition from London to U.S. on Terrorism Charges

October 7, 2010

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.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, Interpol Litigation, International Extradition and OFAC Litigation.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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London Police Officers Charged with Assaulting Individual While Carrying Out U.S. Extradition Request

September 22, 2010

Four police officers have appeared in a London court charged with attacking a terrorist suspect they were arresting on a U.S. extradition warrant.

Constables Nigel Cowley, Roderick James-Bowen, Mark Jones and John Donohue are accused of assaulting Babar Ahmad in December 2003.

The 36-year-old computer specialist is accused by the United States of running websites used to raise money for terrorists.

The accused spoke only to confirm their names during a hearing Wednesday at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Their lawyer said they plan to plead not guilty. Their trial is due to begin October 29, 2010.

Ahmad remains in prison awaiting the outcome of a European court hearing on his extradition. Last year police paid him $95,000 in damages.

Douglas McNabb and other members of the firm practice and write extensively on matters involving Federal Criminal Defense, Interpol Litigation, International Extradition and OFAC Litigation.

The author of this blog is Douglas McNabb. Please feel free to contact him directly at mcnabb@mcnabbassociates.com or at one of the offices listed above.

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