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British High Court Considers Abu Hamza's Appeal Against Extradition

The Islamist cleric Abu Hamza is suffering from depression and chronic sleep deprivation due to harsh prison conditions, the high court has been told.

The 48-year-old, who was detained in Belmarsh jail in south-east London for eight years, was woken every hour of the night in the high-security unit, his barrister, Alun Jones QC said.

A medical report drawn up in August recorded that Hamza was suffering from type 2 diabetes and had to shower twice a day because of sweating.

Source: Guardian . Read full article. (link)

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