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Terror suspect accused of recruiting 'Jihad Jane' wins battle to avoid extradition to U.S.

Terror suspect accused of recruiting 'Jihad Jane' wins battle to avoid extradition to U.S.

The Algerian-born terror suspect accused of recruiting Colleen "Jihad Jane" LaRose of Pennsburg, Montgomery County, for a 2009 plot to assassinate a Swedish artist has won a two-year legal battle in Ireland to avoid extradition to the United States. A federal grand jury in Philadelphia in 2011 charged Ali Charaf Damache with one count each of terrorism conspiracy and attempted identity theft. The indictment is part of a case that has already sent LaRose and two others to prison. In the Dublin High Court decision Thursday, Justice Aileen Donnelly cited concerns over prison conditions in the United States and found that Irish state prosecutors had ignored their responsibility to...

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