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Abu Qatada acquitted but can’t return

Issue No. 2410

Abu Qatada was cleared of terror charges last week and then told he would never be allowed back into Britain.

Downing Street insisted, “He can’t come back, and he won’t come back.”

Labour and Tory governments have spent ten years trying to deport him.

A year ago Qatada was flown out to Jordan, where he had been convicted of terror charges in his absence in 1999 on the basis of evidence obtained through torture.

He was acquitted of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism.


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Tue 1 Jul 2014, 18:12 BST
Issue No. 2410
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