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Home Office response to Abu Qatada deportation ruling

A Home Office spokesperson today announced:

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The government strongly disagrees with this ruling. We have obtained assurances not just in relation to the treatment of Qatada himself, but about the quality of the legal processes that would be followed throughout his trial. Indeed, today’s ruling found that “the Jordanian judiciary, like their executive counterparts, are determined to ensure that the appellant will receive, and be seen to receive, a fair retrial.” We will therefore seek leave to appeal today’s decision.

Published 12 November 2012