The Straits Times
Published on Nov 12, 2012

Terror suspect Abu Qatada to be freed on Tuesday after winning appeal: Judges


LONDON (AFP) - Terror suspect Abu Qatada will be released on bail on Tuesday after British judges upheld his appeal against extradition to Jordan.

At a hearing in London on Monday, Judge John Mitting granted the Islamist preacher bail despite Britain's vow to continue its fight to deport him.

The judges had earlier ruled that there was a risk of evidence obtained by torture being used against him in Jordan.

The government in London immediately condemned the decision and said it would continue its fight to deport Abu Qatada, an Islamist preacher who has been described as Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe.