Skip to comments.Iraqi Stansted Airport hijacker told he can stay in the UK after 16-year court battle
Posted on 07/15/2012 10:03:46 PM PDT by george76
An Iraqi man arrested at Stansted Airport after taking part in the hijack of an airliner has won the latest round of a 16-year fight to stay in the UK.
Mustafa Abdul Hussain - one of the hijackers of a Sudan Airways Airbus which flew into Britain in August 1996 - successfully challenged the Home Office after ministers refused to grant him 'indefinite leave to remain'.
A judge said Home Secretary Theresa May should reconsider Mr Hussains case, following a High Court hearing in London.
Hussain was part of a group which hijacked the airliner - which had 197 people on board - after it left Sudan on August 27 1996.
Hussain complained that others involved in the hijacking had been granted indefinite leave to remain - and argued that he was treated inconsistently.
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