13:09 08 July 2013
Abu Qatada has now been deported from Britain. It is understood the 53-year-old flew from the UK to Jordon on Sunday, 7th July, 2013.
In Jordon Abu Qatada faces terrorism charges. Previously his deportation was prohibited by the European Court of Human Rights, but now the governments of the UK and Jordon agreed details secured via torturous methods would not go against Abu Qatada.
It is understood there was high security in place for Abu Qatada’s arrival in Jordan and, as of time of writing, he was being held in prison ahead of his court appearance.
UK PM David Cameron has expressed that he was "delighted" at the news of Abu Qatada’s deportation.
He said: “This was something this Government said it would get done and we have got it done.”
Adding: “It’s an issue that, like the rest of the country, has made my blood boil that this man who has no right to be in our country, who was a threat to our country and that it took so long and was so difficult to deport him.”
Mr. Cameron exclaimed it was “excellent news” that Abu Qatada has now been sent back to Jordon.
Theresa May, the UK Home Secretary, said: “This dangerous man has now been removed from our shores to face the courts in his own country.”
Ms May added: “I am also clear that we need to make sense of our human rights laws and remove the many layers of appeals available to foreign nationals we want to deport. We are taking steps - including through the new Immigration Bill - to put this right.”
Abu Qatada has been fighting against his deportation from Britain for eight years.
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