September 24, 2014
by Addison Morris
Radical Islamic preacher Abu Qatada was cleared Wednesday of terrorism offenses by a court in Jordan, and was released from prison. The court found insufficient evidence to convict the 53-year-old cleric of helping to plan a thwarted terrorist plot against tourists and diplomats during Jordan's ...[read more]
September 7, 2014
by William Helbling
A judge presiding over the case against radical Jordan cleric Abu Qatada on Sunday stated he was delaying the pending verdict for further examination of the case. According to Judge Ahmed al-QatarnehIt, a decision on the charges against Qatada will now be issued on September 24. Qatada is facing ...[read more]
June 27, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A three-man civilian panel in the Jordanian State Security Court on Thursday declared radical preacher Abu Qatada not guilty of terrorism offences relating to an alleged plot in 1998 on the American school in Amman. The court ruled there was insufficient evidence to find Qatada guilty of terrorism ...[read more]
December 10, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Radical cleric Abu Qatada pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in a Jordanian court on Tuesday and challenged the court's authority to try him under the terms of his deportation from Britain earlier this year. Qatada, whose real name is Omar Mahmoud Mohammed Othman, argued that the presence of ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A Jordan military court on Sunday rejected a bail application by radical cleric Abu Qatada, who faces terror charges in Jordan following his deportation from Britain. Abu Qatada was charged on July 7 with "conspiracy to carry out terrorist acts" following his deportation after Jordan's Parliament ...[read more]
July 7, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Radical cleric Abu Qatada was deported Sunday from London's Belmarsh prison to the prison of Muwaggar in Amman, Jordan. Qatada was previously sentenced in absentia to life in prison for conspiring to carry out al Qaeda linked attacks in Jordan, but he will now face a retrial. Jordan's Military ...[read more]
June 13, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Jordan's Parliament approved a treaty with the UK Wednesday that will lead to the deportation and fair trial of radical cleric Abu Qatada. The new treaty passed with support from both houses of parliament, provides for mutual legal assistance between the two nations and can include any persons ...[read more]
May 20, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A UK immigration tribunal denied bail for radical cleric Abu Qatada Monday due to the high risk of escape. Qatada's lawyers insist that he should be able to spend time with his family before he leaves the UK for Jordan, where he will stand trial for terrorism. Qatada was convicted in absentia for ...[read more]
April 24, 2013
by Keith Herting
The UK Court of Appeal on Tuesday denied permission to the Home Secretary to appeal to the nation's Supreme Court the decision not to deport radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan. The appeals court refused to deport Qatada last month, fearing he would face torture if returned to Jordan. ...[read more]
March 27, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
UK authorities' appeal to deport radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan was dismissed on Wednesday after the Court of Appeal accepted arguments that Qatada would face testimony officials obtained via torture. Qatada is wanted in Jordan on in absentia convictions of organizing and encouraging ...[read more]

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