A man facing extradition to the United States on international terrorism charges has been refused leave by the High Court, for a second time, to seek judicial review of the DPP's decision not to prosecute him in Ireland. Mr Justice John Edwards said today that no new grounds had been advanced by Ali Charaf Damache since he refused the forty-eight year old's first application for judicial review earlier this year. The judge said Damache had not met the threshold required for the court to grant him leave.
Damache, an Algerian-born Irish citizen who has been living in Ireland for a decade, is wanted in the United States to face charges relating to the conspiracy to provide material support for terrorists and attempted identity theft to facilitate an act of international terrorism. The High Court had previously heard that US authorities claim to have evidence that Damache conspired with American woman Colleen LaRose - who used the online name “Jihad Jane” - and others to create a terror cell in Europe capable of targeting both US and western European citizens.
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