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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Radical cleric Abu Hamza's home seized to pay legal bills

The Independent reports: Legal aid bosses have seized the house belonging to radical cleric Abu Hamza to pay off his legal bills, it was revealed today.

The Legal Services Commission seized the property in Greenford, west London, despite Hamza claiming it did not belong to him.It will now be sold in an attempt to pay off some of the £300,000 spent on his defence. Officials hope to raise £280,000 from the sale.Hamza, 51, is in jail as he attempts to fight extradition to the US on terror charges at the European Court of Human Rights.

He is also appealing against the Home Secretary's decision to strip him of his UK passport.The Egyptian national was jailed for seven years in February 2007 for inciting murder and stirring up racial hatred. Read more


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