US to try mentally ill British terror suspect in 2015

An armored British prison van enters London's Bow street magistrate's court on October 6, 2005 allegedly transporting suspected British terrorist Haroon Rashid Aswat for an extradition hearingA mentally ill British man will stand trial in the US next year on charges of trying to set up an Al-Qaeda training camp in Oregon 15 years ago, a judge said Monday. Haroon Aswat, 40, is accused of traveling to the United States in 1999 on a mission to set up a training camp in the remote hamlet of Bly, in the northwestern state of Oregon, to train militants who wanted to fight in Afghanistan. Prosecutors say he was sent on the mission by radical British preacher Abu Hamza, who was convicted in New York earlier this year on 11 kidnapping and terrorism charges. Aswat will stand trial in New York on June 1, 2015, US District Judge Katherine Forrest said at a short hearing.

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