UK requests extradition of Manchester bomber Hasham Abedi
The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber is set to face trial for mass murder in the UK as Brit cops have requested him to extradited from Libya, it has been confirmed.
Hasham Abedi, 20, was arrested in the north African state shortly after his older brother Salman Abedi launched a suicide bomb, killing 22 during an Ariana Grande concert in May.
Among the survivors, two people remain in hospital and 16 others were very seriously injured, suffering paralysis, loss of limbs, internal injuries, and very serious facial injuries.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed they have been granted an arrest warrant for Hasham and Libyan authorities.
The arrest warrant is in relation to the murder of 22 people, the attempted murder of others who were injured and conspiracy to cause an explosion.
Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson, of Greater Manchester Police and head of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit said: “I can now say that following a review of the evidence by the CPS, we have applied for and been granted a warrant for the arrest of Hashem Abedi.
“The arrest warrant relates to the murder of 22 people, the attempted murder of others who were injured and conspiracy to cause an explosion.
“Hashem Abedi is currently detained in Libya and the CPS has now requested that Libyan authorities consider his extradition back to the United Kingdom. We are grateful for the Libyan authorities considering this request.”
The Abedi brothers travelled to the country in April, before Salman returned alone to launch the horrific attack earlier this year.
Police previously said they do not think Salman Abedi was part of a wider network but believe others were involved in the planning of the attack and named Hashem as a suspect.
(Source: The Sun)