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Tue September 25, 2012
British Terror Suspect To Be Extradited To Connecticut
The European Court of Human Rights has given final approval for a British terror suspect, wanted in Connecticut, to be extradited.
37-year old Babar Ahmad is accused of raising funds for terrorists through an internet service provider based in Trumbull, Connecticut.
He was arrested as part of a larger investigation that led to the 2008 conviction of former Navy sailor Hassan Abu-Jihaad. Abu-Jihaad leaked classified information through a website that Ahmad allegedly operated.
Babar Ahmad has been fighting extradition to the U.S. since his arrest in 2004. He was held under a special extradition treaty, and was the longest-detained British prisoner never convicted of a crime.
On Monday, the European court of Human Rights struck down the final appeal for Babar Ahmad and four other terror suspects to be extradited to the U.S.
It is likely that the trials of Babar Ahmad and Syed Tahla Ahsan will take place in New Haven.