Hook-handed hate preacher Abu Hamza has had enough of the US ‘Supermax’ prison where he spends 23 hours a day in his cell and would go back to a British one ‘in a second’.
The former imam of north London‘s Finsbury Park mosque has registered an appeal against his incarceration at the high security Colorado prison ADX Florence.
The convicted hate preacher, 59, claims his conditions at the prison are a breach of his human rights under Article 3 of the European Convention, which protects people from ‘inhuman and degrading treatment’.
Since he was convicted of 11 charges in October 2015 he has been kept in solitary confinement, only being allowed out of his cell for an hour a day, the Sunday Times reports.
US court documents seen by the newspaper reveal even when he’s allowed into the fresh air, he has to be kept in a cage with no other inmates allowed.
Before US prosecutors won their eight-year legal battle to extradite him from the UK in October 2012 he was locked up at Belmarsh in south east London – where things were quite different.
The convicted hate preacher (pictured), 59, claims his conditions at ADX Florence are a breach of his human rights under Article 3 of the European Convention, which protects people from ‘inhuman and degrading treatment’