October 6, 2012 in Nation/World

2 terrorism suspects plead not guilty in NYC

John Christoffersenlarry Neumeister Associated Press
 

NEW YORK (AP) — Radical preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri (AH’-boo HAHM’-zuh ahl MAHZ’-ree) and two other terrorism suspects who fought for years to avoid facing charges in the United States have appeared in a New York court, hours after being extradited from Britain.

Al-Masri has hooks in place of hands, but he came into court without prosthetics and complained through his lawyer that he wants them given back. The brief hearing ended Saturday without him entering a plea.

The others, Khaled al-Fawwaz and Adel Abdul Bary pleaded not guilty.

Lawyers for both al-Fawwaz and Bary note the ailments of their clients and say they’re concerned that they get their medication. The lawyers did not seek bail for their clients though Bary’s attorney reserved the right to do so in the future.

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