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Terrorist suspects cannot be sent to life in jail in US, European Court rules

Terrorist suspects cannot be sent to life in jail in US, European Court rules 08 Jul 2010 Abu Hamza and three other terrorism suspects cannot be extradited to the US because they face life in jail without parole, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The court said the sentences would breach the prohibition on inhuman or degrading treatment under Article Three of the European Convention of Human Rights. The judges have asked for further submissions on their preliminary ruling but if they maintain their stance Hamza and the other suspects will have to be released from the maximum security jails where they have been held pending extradition.