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A European court ruled Monday that radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri can be extradited to the United States to face terrorism charges, including allegedly trying to set up an al Qaeda training camp in rural Oregon.

The decision means that Hamza, considered one of Britain’s most notorious extremists, could be deported within weeks.

Hamza and four other terrorism suspects in Britain had argued before the European Court of Human Rights that they could face prison conditions and jail terms in the U.S. that would expose them to “torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” in breach of the European human rights code.

In April, the court based in Strasbourg, France, rejected those claims. Hamza and the others lodged an appeal, but on Monday the court refused to hear it.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal

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