Abu Hamza convicted of US terrorism charges

The defendant could face life in prison.


Reuters May 19, 2014
A jury of eight men and four women found Abu Hamza, 56, guilty on all 11 counts he faced. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

NEW YORK: The London cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri was convicted of terrorism charges in New York on Monday, following a four-week trial that shined a spotlight on the preacher's controversial anti-Western statements.

A jury of eight men and four women found Abu Hamza, 56, guilty on all 11 counts he faced, handing Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara his second high-profile terrorism conviction in three months.

The defendant could face life in prison.

In March, a different jury found Osama bin Laden's son-in-law Suleiman Abu Ghaith guilty of terrorism-related charges.

COMMENTS (3)

Rex Minor | 7 years ago | Reply

He is being given the job of running the American torture detention centres in 120 bases, until they get closed down.

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Raj - USA | 7 years ago | Reply

@1984: "With hands(or lack of) like that….not sure what he does after doing his morning duties"

That is his right hand (or lack of it). Think he still has his left hand intact which does the job.

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