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May: We need to make extradition changes

The Home Secretary Theresa May has said that the government needs to make changes to the extradition appeals system in light of the case of the Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and four other men.

Speaking on the Today programme, she said she was concerned that it had taken so long to extradite but that "we have dealt with this case as quickly as we felt it was possible to do."

And she added that the government needs to examine the comments of the judiciary, what happens in other countries and the current stages of appeal in UK and "we do need to make some changes" to the current systems.

Her comments came as Abu Hamza and four others arrived in the United States to face terrorism charges. The five were flown out of Britain late last night within hours of the High Court rejecting their final attempts to halt extradition.

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