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Monday, 6 February 2012

Extraordinarily dangerous' radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada will be freed within days after judge grants him bail

Hate preacher Abu Qatada will be released from jail within days after a judge today granted him bail.
Despite claims the radical Muslim cleric still poses a risk to national security, Mr Justice Mitting ruled today at a hearing of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission that he can be freed. He is expected to be released next week.
Qatada, 51, once described as 'Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe', is free to continue fighting his deportation to Jordan - where he's wanted on suspicion of a Millennium bomb plot.
Speaking after today's ruling, a Home Office spokesman said the Government 'disagreed with the court's decision'.
He said: 'Qatada should remain in detention, our view has not changed. This is a dangerous man who we believe poses a real threat to our security and who has not changed in his views or attitude to the UK.'

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