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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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May: ECHR withdrawal over Qatada 'option on the table'

When asked if a temporary withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights was a possibility, to help facilitate the deportation of Abu Qatada, Mrs May said:

We should have all options - including leaving the convention altogether - on the table. The Prime Minister is looking at all the options. That is the only sensible thing to do.

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