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Extradition hearing begins for suspected London bomber

An extradition hearing for suspected London bomber Hamdi Issac has opened as British authorities seek the man for his alleged role in a botched attack at the Shepherd's Bush subway station.
Issac was present at the hearing, which began shortly after 9am (0800BST) in a Rome court amid tight security, said courthouse official Salvatore Frezzetto.

Italian prosecutors have said they may seek to have Issac extradited to Britain only temporarily. Italian authorities are considering the temporary arrangement so that Issac could eventually be returned to Italy to face international terrorism charges.

Britain's lawyer in the case, however, said he would seek to have Issac, also known as Osman Hussain, permanently extradited, saying there was no provision in British law for a temporary transfer.

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