Skip to comments.Cleric Abu Qatada arrested again
Posted on 04/17/2012 7:20:04 AM PDT by the scotsman
'Radical cleric Abu Qatada has been arrested and told the Home Office will try to deport him, the BBC understands.
He is expected to appear at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission on Tuesday afternoon, when the home secretary will update MPs on his case.
The European Court of Human Rights blocked his deportation to Jordan in January, saying evidence obtained by torture might be used against him.
Ministers have been seeking assurances from Jordan this will not be the case.
The Home Office had previously said it was making "good progress" in obtaining those guarantees from Jordan, where he faces charges of plotting bomb attacks.
Home Secretary Theresa May travelled to Jordan in March for talks with the king and ministers on the case of the 51-year-old Palestinian-Jordanian, whom ministers have described as "extremely dangerous".
She will make an emergency statement to the Commons on Tuesday about the cleric, who is regarded as a threat to UK national security.
BBC political correspondent Norman Smith said the fact that Mrs May had chosen to address the Commons indicated she had probably secured the necessary assurances.'
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“The European Court of Human Rights blocked his deportation to Jordan in January, saying evidence obtained by torture might be used against him.
“Ministers have been seeking assurances from Jordan this will not be the case.”
Nope, nope - we swear up one side and down the other it won’t happen like that - honest! (Any info obtained by torture will only be admissible 3 days after his execution.)
Works for me! Wish all muzzy “radical clerics” would be cordially invited to take a nice dirt nap.
Mitch Rapp could take care of this little problem.
Wow! The BBC used the word radical in the same sentence as cleric.
There is something seriously cocked-up in your system when you cannot deport an alien who is a threat to your national security.
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