updated 9/13/2005 7:55:53 AM ET 2005-09-13T11:55:53

Italy's highest court on Tuesday upheld the extradition to Britain of a suspect in the failed July 21 London bombing who was arrested in Rome, a lawyer said.

The decision by the Court of Cassation cannot be appealed. The suspect, Hamdi Issac, is expected to be transferred to Britain within the next 10 days, said Paolo Iorio, a lawyer representing the British government in the case.

"The request of the British government has been accepted," Iorio told reporters after the hearing.

A Rome court last month ordered Issac to be extradited to Britain. His lawyer filed an appeal, citing what she said was lack of proper documentation by the British authorities and saying Issac feared "heightened tension" in Britain might affect proceedings against him.

Issac, a British citizen also known as Osman Hussain, was arrested on an international arrest warrant in the Italian capital on July 29.

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