Terror suspect Abu Qatada is back behind bars as the 10-year battle to put him on a plane to Jordan entered its final stages.
Home Secretary Theresa May has secured assurances from Jordan that it
would "bend over backwards" to ensure Qatada receives a fair trial over
terror charges, a senior immigration judge said.
Just hours earlier, the radical cleric, who has been described by a
judge as Osama bin Laden's right hand man in Europe, was arrested at his
London home by UK Border Agency (UKBA) officers.
It marked the start of the Government's latest bid to deport Qatada,
who was returned to jail after a rapidly convened court hearing found
deportation was imminent and the chance of Qatada trying to abscond had
The judge, Mr Justice Mitting, added: "If the parties act with great
rapidity it is possible that this very long-running saga can be brought
to a rapid conclusion
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