Thursday, April 10, 2008

Osama bin Laden 'aide' wins deportation fight

By Andrew Porter, Political Editor Last Updated: 3:07am BST 10/04/2008

The Home Office's plans to deport terrorist suspects were dealt a blow when Abu Qatada, the preacher once described as "Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe", won his fight against being sent back to Jordan.
Qatada, 45, is in a British prison awaiting deportation but could now be released after the Court of Appeal ruled that the evidence that convicted him in his absence had been obtained by torture.

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