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Row over Qatada case appeal

Home Secretary Theresa May has urged European judges to throw out an appeal by radical cleric Abu Qatada against his deportation.

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Judge 'would consider bail' for Qatada

The Home Secretary is facing increased pressure over the deportation of Abu Qatada today as a ruling has been publishing showing that the British judge presiding over his detention would consider releasing him on bail if his deportation takes to long.

In a ruling posted on the website of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, Mr Justice Mitting said:

If it is obvious after two or three weeks have elapsed that deportation is not imminent... then I will reconsider bail

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