Court sketch of Abu Hamza
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Terror suspect Abu Hamza appears in US court

Islamist cleric Abu Hamza has appeared in court in the US, having been extradited from the UK with four other terror suspects after a long legal battle.

He faces 11 charges in the US relating to hostage-taking, conspiracy to establish a militant training camp and calling for holy war in Afghanistan.

Hamza appeared briefly in a New York court before being taken into custody, ahead of a plea hearing scheduled for Tuesday.

The BBC's Barbara Plett described events in court.

  • 06 Oct 2012