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Lawyers: Islamic preacher needs help in NY prison

Updated at: 12/14/2012 7:06 PM
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(AP) NEW YORK - Lawyers for an Egyptian Islamic preacher jailed in the United States on terrorism charges say he’s not being treated as well in New York as he was in England.

Attorneys for Mustafa Kamel Mustafa say the federal lockup in Manhattan is not doing enough to help their client, who has no hands. They complained to a federal judge at a hearing Friday.

Attorney Lindsay Lewis says Mustafa still has not been fitted for new prosthetics and gets little help doing basic tasks like eating or cleaning himself. She says jailers in England provided someone to help him four to six times a day.

A U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman says the bureau has allowed Mustafa to use prosthetics he brought from England in October while it arranges new ones.

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