UK negotiating new deportation policy with Jordan David Shucosky at 8:10 AM ET
[JURIST] Britain began negotiations with Jordan on Wednesday regarding the deportation of anyone who condones or incites terrorism, a new policy recommended after the London bombings [JURIST report]. Prime Minister Tony Blair spoke of a need to keep such individuals out [JURIST report], and expel ones currently living in the UK. Previously, human rights laws prevented such deportations and England wants guarantees from Jordan that anyone deported will not be tortured or face the death penalty. One of the first people expected to be deported is extremist cleric Abu Qatada [The Scotsman report], suspected for years as being a key player in the al-Qaeda network. Plans for deportation deals between the UK and other nations are in the works. Reuters has more.
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