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British High Court Considers Abu Hamza's Appeal Against Extradition

The cleric's mental health has apparently deteriorated, first clue might have been his jihadist ravings

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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.

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