A US judge ordered that radical Islamist preacher Abu Hamza, described by the US government as an Al-Qaeda mastermind, be kept in detention after a brief court hearing Saturday.
In this courtroom sketch, radical Islamist preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri (R) appears before before US Magistrate Judge Frank Maas (L) in Federal Court in New York after being extradited from Britain. Maas ordered that the Hamza be kept in detention, after a brief court hearing Saturday.
Hamza and four other terror suspects who were extradited overnight from Britain appeared in US court in the latest stage of a trans-Atlantic legal saga. All men except Hamza, who entered no plea, pleaded not guilty.