December 12, 2009


..."A trial could be properly and fairly conducted without a breach of the defendant's ... rights," Judge Timothy Workman said in his ruling at Bow Street magistrates court.

The home secretary, Charles Clarke, now has two months to approve the extradition.

Defence lawyers argued that Mr Aswat should not be extradited becauses he faced an "overwhelming risk" of being held in solitary confinement without trial and cut off from his friends, family and legal representatives.

Mr Aswat did not comment as he watched the ruling from the back of the courtroom under police guard...


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