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British Court Approves Extradition for Terror Suspect


Britain's High Court has cleared the way for a Tunisian terror suspect to be extradited to Spain to face charges of helping the September 11 hijackers.

Hedi Ben Yousseff Boudhiba is accused of belonging to an al-Qaida cell that provided false passports and money to the planners of 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.

Boudhiba was arrested in Liverpool in August of 2004 as he tried to board a flight to Barcelona. Britain agreed to extradite Boudhiba to Spain after he was indicted by a Spanish judge.

Lawyers for the 45-year-old Tunisian tried to block the move, arguing he is mentally disabled.

But British Justice Janet Smith rejected Boudhiba's appeal, saying she was confident Spanish authorities would determine if he is fit to stand trial.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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