Swedish citizen Oussama Kassir extradited to the United States

25-09-2007

Lebanese-born Swedish citizen Oussama Kassir, who was arrested two years ago at Prague airport, has been extradited to the United States. U.S. authorities accuse him of supporting terrorism in connection with his intentions to fund a terrorist training camp in Oregon. The decision to extradite Mr Kassir to the U.S. was approved by Czech courts earlier this year, and Czech Justice Minister Jiri Pospisil has now confirmed their decision. Due to the terrorism charges, Oussama Kassir is facing a life sentence in the United States.