London, Feb.19 (ANI): Hook-handed British hate cleric Abu Hamza could be freed within weeks.
According to the Daily Express, Hamza, jailed on terror charges, will be eligible for early release in May.
He is due to be extradited to the US, but it emerged last night that he is planning a legal "dodge" that should win him his freedom.
Last August Hamza appealed against the decision to kick him out, saying sending him to the US would breach his human rights - but the case is yet to be heard.
Sources say lawyers will argue that as the case could have been started while he was in jail, it is unfair to keep him inside until it begins.
Hamza, 50, was caged for seven years in 2006 on 11 counts of inciting murder and race hate. But he had already been in jail on remand since 2004 and will have a third shaved off his sentence.
Hamza is wanted in the US over alleged terror activities including trying to set up a training camp in Oregon and hostage-taking in Yemen. (ANI)