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Government 'can jump queue' on extradition cases


Abu Hamza was extradited to America at midnight last night.

It has taken eight years to extradite him, which raises the question - how can we speed things up in future?

Mark Stephens, a specialist in human rights law at Finers Stephens Innocent law firm in London, told the Today programme that the process could have been speeded up.

"Even the European Court has a process for jumping the queue, anyone can ask, the government could have asked," he explained.

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