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File photo dated 06/04/03 of radical cleric Abu Hamza who has been sentenced to life in prison for a string of terrorism offences by a New York judge. John Stillwell/PA Wire.

File photo dated 06/04/03 of radical cleric Abu Hamza who has been sentenced to life in prison for a string of terrorism offences by a New York judge. John Stillwell/PA Wire.

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Abu Hamza was extradited from the UK to face terror charges in the US

Abu Hamza was extradited from the UK to face terror charges in the US

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File photo dated 06/04/03 of radical cleric Abu Hamza who has been sentenced to life in prison for a string of terrorism offences by a New York judge. John Stillwell/PA Wire.

Islamic cleric Abu Hamza has been sentenced to life in prison for plots to kidnap tourists in Yemen in 1998 and build a terrorist training camp in Oregon.

Hamza was sentenced in Manhattan after his conviction last May.

The 56-year-old cleric's lawyers asked Judge Katherine Forrest to take into account that their client is missing hands and forearms and has other ailments.

He was extradited from Great Britain to face the charges.

The government said he earned life in prison by helping terrorists around the globe. Four tourists were killed in the 1998 Yemen kidnapping.

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