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Not the 'usual' suspect, but Dutch court says he can be extradited to the US

ROTTERDAM (RNW) Dec. 12 -- A court in Rotterdam gave the green light yesterday for the extradition to the United States of Wesam al Delaema, who was arrested in May this year and faces charges in the US for his alleged involvement in the armed insurgency taking place in Iraq.

If he is indeed handed over to the American authorities - and this depends on the outcome of an appeal - Wesam al Delaema would be the first ever foreigner to stand trial in the US itself on charges relating to terrorist activities in Iraq. Prior to the Rotterdam court ruling, the Dutch authorities obtained the assurance that he will not face the death penalty in the US and that it may be possible for him to serve an eventual prison term in the Netherlands.

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"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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by Oui on Tue Dec 13th, 2005 at 02:17:27 PM EST

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