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Abu Qatada European Court appeal rejected

9 May 2012 Last updated at 19:26 BST

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.

June Kelly reports.

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