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After a decade of legal wrangling an appeal court decision has made it all but impossible for the government to deport Abu Qatada. The three judges ruled there is a "real risk of a flagrant denial of justice" if the radical cleric has to stand trial in Jordan on terror charges.
The Home Office insists the legal battle isn't over. Juliet Bremner reports from the Royal Courts of Justice.
Appeal Judges upheld a decision made in November by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC):
Lord Dyson, Lord Justice Richards and Lord Justice Elias said the court accepted that Qatada "is regarded as a very dangerous person", but that was not "a relevant consideration" under human rights laws.
There's a strong possibility now that the Home Secretary may try for a conviction for Abu Qatada in the British courts.
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Infuriating politicians, the Court of Appeal said it was not relevant that terror suspect Abu Qatada was regarded as "extremely dangerous".