Abu Qatada has finally left Britain to face terror charges in Jordan after nearly a decade long legal battle to deport the radical cleric.
Abu Qatada has been deported from the UK to Jordan to stand trial on terrorism charges after nearly 10 years of legal disputes.
With reports that Abu Qatada will leave the UK early on Sunday, it looks like Theresa May has finally won the battle to deport him.
The Home Secretary says the option of Britain withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights should "remain on the table". Theresa May says she wants to prevent another long deportation battle - as seen with terror suspect Abu Qatada - from happening again.
Abu Qatada is set to apply for bail in Jordan today, his lawyer said. The radical cleric was finally deported to the country in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Qatada's lawyer told reporters he would apply for bail after he was charged with plotting al-Qaida inspired terror attacks and detained in a prison in Jordan's capital Amman.
Jordanian political analyst Dr Amer Alsabaileh has given his reaction to Abu Qatada's deportation from the UK to Jordan.
"I think the Jordanian government will deal with it in a very strict way, it has been more than 12 years that they have been waiting to put him on trial".
Dr Alsabaileh also said the government's main challenge ahead is "how to deal with his [Qatada's] followers on the street".
Radical cleric Abu Qatada pleaded innocent to terrorism charges in Jordan, his lawyer said.
A prosecutor said Qatada will be held at Muwaqar I, a prison in Amman's south eastern industrial suburb of Sahab.
Mahmoud Othman Omar, the father of radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, told ITV News that authorities in Jordan "might release his son after a few days" after he was deported from the UK in the early hours.
When he arrived in Jordan, Qatada was taken by masked anti-terror officers to a military court on the outskirts of the capital Amman where he was charged with conspiring to carry out al Qaida-linked attacks.
His father said: "Everything is fine and they might release my son after a few days. Thank God he's doing fine. Everything is perfect. They are treating him in a kind way."
Abu Qatada has finally faced terror charges in Jordan after a near-decade long battle to deport the radical cleric came to a tense close.
Under cover of darkness, the 53-year-old, dressed in robes and headscarf, was escorted by Scotland Yard police officers onto a private flight from RAF Northolt, in west London, in the early hours of this morning.
Upon arrival in the blistering Jordanian heat, the father-of-five was taken by masked anti-terror officers to a military court on the outskirts of the capital Amman where he was charged with conspiring to carry out al Qaida-linked attacks.
Qatada was taken in a green SUV, escorted by a 12-car convoy containing masked anti-terrorism police, to the nearby military State Security Court in a sealed-off street on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital Amman, the Associated Press reported.
Abu Qatada's father, Mahmoud, and an unidentified relative stood at the entrance of the court building, but were not allowed to enter.
"I have nothing to say, except that my son is innocent and I hope the court will set him free," Qatada's father told AP.
Absolutely delighted that #Qatada deported. Determination, resolve and sheer hard work now means that this dangerous man is no longer in UK.
Absolutely right that Abu Qatada will now face courts in his own country thanks to efforts of our PM, Home Secretary and @foreignoffice