A TERROR chief from London linked to the execution of western hostages in Syria could face the death penalty.
Nero Saraiva, 33 — rated one of the highest-value IS detainees in the world — was seized by US forces in September.
They flew him to Iraq for a trial.
Saraiva, who has UK residency, left London for Syria in 2012.
Prosecutors in his native Portugal say he recruited IS fighters from Europe.
He is also linked to the disappearance of journalist John Cantlie.