Home Office minister Mark Harper
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Abu Qatada ruling 'not the end' says Home Office minister

The Court of Appeal has refused the government permission to take its fight to remove Abu Qatada from the UK to the Supreme Court.

Home Secretary Theresa May had wanted the UK's top court to overturn a decision by a lower court to halt the cleric's deportation.

Previous attempts to return the Islamic cleric to Jordan were refused on the grounds that he may not receive a "fair trial".

Home Office minister Mark Harper said the decision was "not the end of the legal road".

  • 23 Apr 2013
  • From the section UK
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