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Govt loses Qatada appeal

Govt loses Qatada appeal
The Court of Appeal has turned down a bid by the Home Office to overturn Abu Qatada’s successful appeal against deportation.

In a major blow to Home Secretary Theresa May, judges ruled that the radical cleric must remain in the UK.

But sources close to the Home Secretary told the BBC the latest setback was "not the end of the road" and there remain legal avenues for the Government to deport Mr Qatada.

It follows an initial ruling last November that Mr Qatada could not be deported to Jordan to face terror charges because there was a risk that evidence obtained by torture would be used against him.

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