[JURIST] Egyptian-born Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to 11 criminal charges [press release]. His charges include [Reuters report] taking hostages, providing material support to terrorist groups, including al Qaeda [JURIST news archive], and conspiring do such acts. He made his first appearance [JURIST report] in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Saturday after being extradited from the UK. During his first appearance,...

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