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Radical Muslim Cleric Abu Hamza Enters Not-Guilty Plea In U.S.

A courtroom sketch shows radical Islamist preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri (right) in a U.S. federal court for his arraignment on October 9.
A courtroom sketch shows radical Islamist preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri (right) in a U.S. federal court for his arraignment on October 9.
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has entered a not-guilty plea in a New York court.

Hamza is facing 11 terrorism charges, including conspiracy to set up an Al-Qaeda-style training camp on U.S. soil.

The Egyptian-born cleric is being prosecuted under his birth name Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, though he is better known in radical circles as Abu Hamza Al-Masri, a former preacher at mosques in Britain.

He was extradited to the United States on October 6 along with four other suspects who have already pleaded not guilty.

All five men face life in prison if convicted of conspiring to launch terrorist attacks.

Based on reporting by AFP and BBC

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