Italy wants to quiz Hull terrorism suspect

Published: Monday 16th November 2015 by The News Editor

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A Hull man has appeared before magistrates in London in relation to alleged international terrorism charges.

Italian authorities want to extradite Bakr Hamad and three other men accused of being part of an Islam-based terror network to their country.

Mr Hamad, 38, from All Saints Street, and the other three will re-appear before Westminster magistrates on Friday (November 20).

The full extradition case will be heard then.

All four were kept in custody after last Friday’s (November 13) appearance and none of them applied for bail.

The other men were Sharif Kadir, a 52-year-old from Sheffield, 32-year-old Derby man Zana Rahim, and Awat Hamasalih, 33, from Birmingham.

The quartet were apprehended with the help of European arrest warrants on Thursday (November 12).

Nine other suspects were arrested in Norway and Italy by officers looking into the activities of the Rawti Shax group. Officials describe it as a Kurdish-Sunni-based terrorist organisation.

Italian authorities wish to interview the UK-arrested quartet, who are all contesting the request.

The four’s lawyers are considering a challenge to the extradition request, claiming they may have special rights as refugees.

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Published: Monday 16th November 2015 by The News Editor

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