Abu Qatada: Home Secretary wins permission for appeal

BBC 6 December 2012
By Dominic Casciani

Home Secretary Theresa May has won permission to appeal against a decision last month to block the deportation radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan. Government lawyers will now be able to argue the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) was wrong to block the preacher's removal.

A senior judge ruled Jordan had not proved Abu Qatada's retrial would be free of evidence obtained by torture. (continue reading...)