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Terror suspect hearing date set
Lusaka jail
Mr Aswat was initially detained in Lusaka jail in Zambia
A Briton accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in the US will face an extradition hearing in London on 3 November, a UK judge has said.

Haroon Rashid Aswat, 31, who denies the claim and opposes extradition to the US, was remanded in custody by the judge at Bow Street Magistrates' Court.

US authorities say he tried to set up a camp in Oregon between 1999 and 2000 to train people to fight in Afghanistan.

Mr Aswat of Dewsbury, West Yorks, was deported from Zambia in August.

'Combat training'

Hugo Keith, a lawyer for the US Government, told the court an official request for extradition had been received.

The US authorities accuse him of conspiracy to provide material support for terrorism in the US between 1999 and 2000.

They said he and another man helped to set up a camp in Bly, Oregon, to train people to "fight jihad" in Afghanistan.

The camp was to provide weapons training and schooling for hand-to-hand combat and martial arts for militants, US prosecutors said.

Another man, 38-year-old James Ujaama, pleaded guilty to involvement in the plot in April 2003 and was sentenced to two years in jail after agreeing to help the authorities.


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