Abu Qatada: Hazel Blears on control orders and courts

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Former Counter-terrorism and Security Minister Hazel Blears said the public would "be quite rightly horrified" if radical cleric Abu Qatada were to be freed without any bail restrictions to walk the streets.

A judge ruled that the cleric, who has been held for six years, should be released on bail - and restrictions could be dropped within three months.

The former minister was asked to explain why he was not charged under the last Labour government, and she gave the details of control orders and how he was held under "deportation provisions".

Last month the European Court of Human Rights blocked his deportation to Jordan, where he faces terror charges.

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