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May signs Jordan Qatada treaty

The Home Secretary Theresa May has said she had signed "fair trial guarantees" with Jordan that she believes will reassure British courts that torture evidence would not be used against Abu Qatada, allowing his deportation from the UK.

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Another Government setback in fight to deport Qatada

  • The Home Secretary's legal team argued Abu Qatada was a "truly dangerous" individual who escaped deportation through "errors of law"
  • The Special Immigration Appeals Commission decided in November that Qatada could not be removed to Jordan without "a real risk" of evidence obtained through torture being used against him at a retrial
  • Today Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls, and two other judges unanimously rejected the appeal

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