Terror suspect loses extradition appeal

Dutch-Pakistani terror suspect Sabir K on Tuesday lost his appeal against extradition to the US. He is wanted there in connection with conspiracy to attack US military personnel in Afghanistan.

The 25-year-old was arrested in Pakistan early in 2011 and sent back to the Netherlands, where he was arrested on arrival. The Rotterdam court found in favour of the extradition order and K appealed to the supreme court.
According to the US, he was working with the al-Quaeda terror group in planning the attacks.
The final decision on extradition will be taken by justice minister Ivo Opstelten, who will study the court report and the comments of K’s defence lawyer before deciding. This could take up to a month, say press reports.

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