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European Court rules against Qatada deportation

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that a Muslim cleric - once described as "Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe" - cannot be deported to Jordan.

It ruled that Abu Qatada would not receive a fair trial if evidence obtained by torture was used against him.

The Home Secretary Theresa May said he would remain in custody while the government considered its options.

The BBC's June Kelly reports.

  • 17 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK
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