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Terror suspect Abu Qatada is to be released on bail back on the streets of Britain after winning his battle against deportation to Jordan, a judge has ruled.
A senior immigration judge ruled the hate preacher should not be sent to Jordan, where he faces terror charges, because he stands the risk of evidence being used against him that was obtained by torture.
Qatada will be released on bail tomorrow, subject to a 16 hour a day curfew and other restrictions, according to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.
The judge said Theresa May, the Home Secretary, had failed to satisfy the court that Qatada would be given a fair trial.
The ruling is a humiliation for Mrs May who personally travelled to Jordan to obtain assurances that torture evidence would not be used.
The decision comes despite the fact the British courts have previously ruled that it is safe to return Qatada, who was once described at Osama bin Laden’s right hand man in Europe.
The case was only back at Siac because the European Court of Human Rights ruled earlier this year that he should not be deported because of the risk of torture evidence.
Today’s decision will fuel the row over European judges effectively dictating domestic law.