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Extradited British citizens plead not guilty in terrorism charges

posted 6 Oct 2012, 09:41 by Mpelembe   [ updated 6 Oct 2012, 09:42 ]

Extradited British citizens Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan plead not guilty on terrorism charges at a court hearing in New HavenConnecticut. The two men are part of a group of five extradited British citizens, including Islamic cleric Abu Hamza, wanted on U.S. terrorism charges.

 NEW HAVENCONNECTICUTUNITED STATES (OCTOBER 6, 2012) (NBC) -  British citizens Babar Ahmad, 38, and Syed Talha Ahsan, 33, facing terrorism charges, pleaded not guilty before a federal judge in New HavenConnecticut on Saturday morning (October 6), court records showed.

The two men, who were extradited from Britain, are charged with supporting al Qaeda and other militant groups by operating various websites promoting Islamic holy war.

They were flown to the United States on Friday (October 5) along with three other suspects, including Islamic cleric Abu Hamza, who will all appear in a Manhattan federal court later in the day.

Ahmad and Ahsan will remain jailed pending trial. It was not immediately clear if Hamza and the two other suspects had retained or been assigned defense attorneys.