Abu Qatada wins deportation appeal

LONDON  - British judges on Monday upheld an appeal by terror suspect Abu Qatada against his extradition to Jordan, ruling that there was a risk of evidence obtained by torture being used against him. The government in London immediately condemned the decision and said it would continue its fight to deport Abu Qatada, a preacher who has been described as Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe. The 51-year-old was convicted in his absence in Jordan in 1998 for involvement in terror attacks. British interior minister Theresa May had ordered his extradition after she was given assurances by Jordanian authorities that no evidence gained through torture would be used against him in a retrial on his return to Jordan.

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