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  1. FT Photo Diary

    June 26, 2014

    Abu Qatada acquitted

    Muhammad Hamed/Reuters Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada looks on from behind bars at the State Security Court in Amman,...

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    June 26, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * StanChart warns of 20% profit fall | Emerging markets bank says operating profits for the first six months...

  1. June 26, 2014

    Abu Qatada acquitted of terror charges in Jordan

    Radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada has been acquitted of charges of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism by Jordan’s state...

  2. February 12, 2014

    ‘My deportation shows idiosyncrasy of UK immigration’

    There was not a handcuff in sight during my speedy deportation from the UK in 1988. The blue-blazered, silver-haired...

  3. July 8, 2013

    Exit Abu Qatada

    Last weekend, after almost a decade of legal wrangling, one of Britain’s least loved residents finally left the country. Abu...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    July 7, 2013

    Abu Qatada leaves for Jordan

    Sgt Ralph Merry/MoD/Getty Abu Qatada prepares to board a plane at RAF Northolt, which will take him to Jordan, after he was...

  5. July 7, 2013

    Abu Qatada denies Jordan terror charges

    Theresa May, home secretary, has promised to change the law to avoid a repeat of the decade-long Abu Qatada extradition saga...

  6. June 18, 2013

    Treaty between UK and Jordan sets stage for Abu Qatada deportation

    The stage has been set for the deportation of Abu Qatada, after the King of Jordan endorsed a treaty with Britain that...

  7. May 10, 2013

    Abu Qatada volunteers to leave UK when treaty is ratified

    Radical cleric Abu Qatada has unexpectedly volunteered to leave Britain if fresh guarantees that he will receive a fair...

  8. April 24, 2013

    UK weighs leaving human rights treaty

    The UK government is considering a temporary withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights to permit the...

  9. March 27, 2013

    May loses Abu Qatada appeal

    Theresa May has suffered a serious setback in her attempts to deport the radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada after the Home...

  10. March 10, 2013

    Abu Qatada heads for Court of Appeal

    Three senior judges will on Monday hear an attempt by the UK government to overturn an earlier legal ruling that blocks the...

  11. March 9, 2013

    Abu Qatada arrested for breaching bail terms

    LONDON, March 9 - Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has been arrested in London for breaching his bail terms, days before the...

  12. November 13, 2012

    Inability to deport Abu Qatada riles Cameron

    David Cameron has said he is “completely fed up” with the UK’s inability to deport Abu Qatada, as the Jordanian cleric was...

  13. November 12, 2012

    Abu Qatada wins deportation appeal

    The radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada will be released on bail on Tuesday having won a last-minute reprieve from...

  14. October 5, 2012

    Abu Hamza extradited to US

    The radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza will appear before a federal judge in New York on Saturday after Britain extradited him...

  15. September 24, 2012

    Abu Hamza to be extradited to US

    Five terror suspects including the radical preacher Abu Hamza are to be extradited from Britain to the US “within weeks”...

  16. September 24, 2012

    Abu Hamza to be extradited to US

    Five terror suspects including the radical preacher Abu Hamza are to be extradited from Britain to the US “within weeks”...

  17. July 31, 2012

    Abu Qatada refused appeal for bail

    Abu Qatada, the radical Jordanian cleric, failed on Tuesday in his UK High Court challenge to be released on bail while he...

  18. May 28, 2012

    Qatada denied bail

    Abu Qatada, the radical Islamist cleric, was denied bail on Monday by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, with Mr...

  19. May 9, 2012

    Court clears way for Qatada deportation

    Abu Qatada, the radical Jordanian cleric, has lost the right to pursue a further appeal on his deportation from the UK. The...

  20. April 23, 2012

    MPs accuse Cameron of lack of strategy

    The string of controversies and embarrassments that have recently beset the government is due in part to a lack of strategy...

  21. April 23, 2012

    Cameron defends May over Qatada

    David Cameron on Monday defended the early decision to arrest Abu Qatada, even though it allowed the radical Islamist...

  22. April 19, 2012

    Clarke hails ECHR reform but critics unconvinced

    Ken Clarke has hailed the UK’s “substantial” success in uniting 47 countries around a programme of reform for the European...

  23. April 19, 2012

    May under growing pressure over Qatada

    Theresa May is under growing pressure over her attempts to deport the terror suspect Abu Qatada after it emerged that the...

  24. April 18, 2012

    Qatada lodges last-minute appeal

    Abu Qatada, the radical Islamist preacher, has lodged an 11th hour appeal at the European Court of Human Rights, which in...

  25. April 17, 2012

    May reaches deal with Jordan on Islamic cleric

    Theresa May has secured new deal with Jordan that would allow the UK to deport Abu Qatada, the radical Islamist preacher,...

  26. April 10, 2012

    Cameron welcomes terror ruling

    David Cameron has welcomed the Strasbourg ruling that five terrorist suspects, including the radical preacher Abu Hamza, can...

  27. February 24, 2012

    Briton’s US extradition stirs anger

    Christopher Tappin, a retired businessman, has been extradited to the US triggering fresh controversy over Britain’s...

  28. February 17, 2012

    May to visit Jordan over Qatada case

    Theresa May will fly to Jordan as the government steps up its efforts to broker a deal to deport Abu Qatada, the radical...

  29. February 15, 2012

    ECHR ruling can lead to an excellent outcome for all but the extremists

    From Mr Thorbjørn Jagland. Sir, “Those who would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve...

  30. February 13, 2012

    Jordan to contest ban on Qatada extradition

    Jordan will contest a European ban stopping Britain from extraditing Abu Qatada to be tried in the capital Amman, its...

  31. February 10, 2012

    A denial of justice made in Strasbourg

    There has been much gnashing of teeth at Westminster at the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Abu...

  32. February 8, 2012

    No 10 pushes Jordan for Qatada deal

    David Cameron has ramped up diplomatic advances to Jordan in an effort to negotiate the deportation of Abu Qatada, the...

  33. February 7, 2012

    MPs attack May over suspected terrorist

    Theresa May faced relentless questioning from MPs across the political spectrum on Tuesday, as adversaries on both sides of...

  34. February 6, 2012

    Terror suspect cleric granted bail

    Abu Qatada, a radical Jordanian cleric who has been in UK detention for six-and-a-half years awaiting deportation, has been...

  35. January 25, 2012

    Cameron seeks to reform human rights court

    The European Court of Human Rights must be reformed so that it is free to deal with the most egregious rights abuses rather...

  36. January 24, 2012

    Cameron ‘misunderstands’ European court role

    UK prime minister David Cameron’s criticisms of the European Court of Human Rights show a pandering to the popular press and...

  37. January 17, 2012

    European court rules out Abu Qatada extradition

    An Islamist cleric accused of having links with al-Qaeda cannot be extradited from the UK to stand trial in Jordan because...

  38. February 19, 2009

    Law lords back deportation of cleric linked to al-Qaeda

    The strategy of using diplomatic agreements to deport suspected terrorists won the backing of the UK's highest court...

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