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European court rejects Qatada’s deportation appeal

The European Court of Human Rights rejected an appeal by radical cleric Abu Qatada against his deportation to Jordan.



London: The European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday rejected an appeal by radical cleric Abu Qatada against his deportation to Jordan, a development that was hailed by Home Secretary Theresa May.

The deportation of Qatada, 51, once described as `Osama bin Laden`s right hand man in Europe`, has been one of the most high profile deportation cases in the UK.

Qatada cannot appeal against deportation from the UK, senior judges at the European Court of Human Rights decided.

London: The European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday rejected an appeal by radical cleric Abu Qatada against his deportation to Jordan, a development that was hailed by Home Secretary Theresa May.

The deportation of Qatada, 51, once described as `Osama bin Laden`s right hand man in Europe`, has been one of the most high profile deportation cases in the UK.

Qatada cannot appeal against deportation from the UK, senior judges at the European Court of Human Rights decided.

In January, the European court had disallowed his deportation on the ground that Qatada would not receive a fair trial there.

The David Cameron government since received assurances from Jordan that evidence obtained from torture would not be used against him, and was preparing to deport him.
Qatada was first arrested in 2002 and was held in Long Lartin jail after breaching his bail conditions.

PTI

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