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Judge blocks extradition of terror suspect to US

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April 5, 2013 06:01 AM EST | AP


THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch judge has blocked the extradition of a terror suspect to the United States until American authorities guarantee he will receive the same treatment there for post-traumatic stress disorder as he is getting in a Dutch jail.

The decision Friday again delays the extradition of the suspect identified only as Sabir K., who is suspected of plotting a suicide attack on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, where he allegedly fought with al-Qaida.

U.S. prosecutors first sought his extradition in June 2011 and a Dutch court approved it a few months later, but the 26-year-old K, who has joint Dutch and Pakistani nationality, has been fighting the extradition ever since.

K. was arrested in Pakistan in 2010 and expelled to the Netherlands in 2011.