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Abu Qatada European Court appeal rejected
BBC News ^ | 9th May 2012 | Dominic Casciani

Posted on 05/09/2012 12:20:32 PM PDT by the scotsman

'Radical cleric Abu Qatada has lost his attempt to make a final appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against his deportation from the UK.

The court said a panel of judges of the Grand Chamber found the appeal had arrived in time - but refused it.

Home Secretary Theresa May said she was confident Abu Qatada would soon be "out of Britain for good".

The preacher says he faces possible torture in Jordan if he is deported from the UK.

The decision is a victory for the government's deportation strategy, even though Home Office officials got the date of the appeal deadline wrong.

In a statement, the court said Abu Qatada's appeal had arrived approximately 45 minutes before the deadline on Tuesday 17 April.

"The Panel found that the request had been submitted within the three month time-limit for such requests," said the court. "However, it considered that the request should be refused.

"Accordingly, the Chamber's judgment of 17 January 2012 is now final."'.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 05/09/2012 12:20:36 PM PDT by the scotsman
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2 posted on 05/09/2012 12:28:12 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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This fool should’ve been deported long ago. Frankly, if I were the Jordanian King, I’d say, “Hey, man.........I don’t want this nutburger running around my country. The instant he steps off the plane, his happy ass is going to Gitmo.”

I doubt highly that would ever happen, but hey...........I can dream.


3 posted on 05/09/2012 12:47:18 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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Frankly, if I were the Jordanian King, I’d say,

"Throw his ass in prison!"

4 posted on 05/09/2012 12:55:22 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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