Abu Qatada: Theresa May outlines treaty with Jordan


The government has signed a new mutual assistance treaty with Jordan designed to ensure that radical cleric Abu Qatada can be deported.

Home Office officials say it will satisfy the concerns of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission which has ruled that Abu Qatada would not receive a fair trial in Jordan if deported.

The appeal court has backed a ruling that Abu Qatada could not be sent to Jordan because of concerns that evidence obtained through torture would be used against him.

The government says it plans to ask the Supreme Court for permission to appeal against that decision.

Speaking in the Commons, the Home Secretary Theresa May outlined the new treaty with Jordan.

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