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Jamaica: Appeal Court Strikes Out El-Faisal Case, Way Now Clear For Extradition

The way is now clear for controversial Jamaican-born Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal to be extradited to the United States to face terrorism-related charges.

This follows an order by the Court of Appeal striking out el-Faisal legal challenge to a Full Court ruling.

Last year, el Faisal had made a habeas corpus application to the Full Court to be released after the parish court had ordered his extradition.

But in a unanimous ruling, also last year, Supreme Court Justices Carol Lawrence-Beswick, Kissock Laing, and Stephanie Jackson-Haisley declared that a writ of habeas corpus would not be ordered for el-Faisal’s discharge from custody.

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