January 3rd, 2013
11:51 AM ET

Britain extradites terror suspect to United States

Britain extradited a man wanted by U.S. authorities for alleged terrorism offenses Thursday, police in London said, more than two years after he was detained.

Abid Naseer, 26, was put on a plane bound for the United States at Luton Airport, north of London, after having been handed over to U.S. officials.

Naseer, a Pakistani national, was arrested in northern England in July 2010 by British police officers acting on a provisional extradition arrest warrant issued at the request of the U.S. government.

He had been held at London's high-security Belmarsh prison since his arrest, London's Metropolitan Police said.

U.S. authorities want him to stand trial on charges of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, conspiracy to provide material support to such an organization, and conspiracy to use a destructive device.

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  1. saywhat

    Two years in detention in Britain and still a 'suspect'?
    Well he will probably retain that 'status' indefinitely here since it wasn't our 'sting' you know.

    January 3, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Well, does Britain have the rights to try our suspects?
      I know we don't have the right to try theirs...

      January 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. lewtwo

    Deport him to Pakistan ... they will use more effective interrogation methods.

    January 7, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |