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Abu Qatada cleared of terrorism charges, released from prison
Radical Islamic preacher Abu Qatada [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] 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 (More)
Jordan judge pospones verdict in Abu Qatada trial
A judge presiding over the case against radical Jordan cleric Abu Qatada [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Sunday stated he was delaying the pending verdict for further examination of the case. According to Judge Ahmed al-QatarnehIt, a decision (More)
Jordan court acquits radical cleric of terrorism charges
A three-man civilian panel in the Jordanian State Security Court on Thursday declared radical preacher Abu Qatada [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] not guilty of terrorism offences relating to an alleged plot in 1998 on the American school in Amm (More)
UK appeals court allows partial secrecy in terrorism trial
The criminal division of the UK Court of Appeal on Thursday declared that some coverage of the trial of two terrorism suspects from London will be held in open court, but core aspects of the trial will remain confidential. The case is Guardian New (More)
Abu Qatada pleads not guilty to terrorism charges
Radical cleric Abu Qatada [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] 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. (More)
Jordan court denies bail to Abu Qatada
A Jordan military court on Sunday rejected a bail application by radical cleric Abu Qatada [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], who faces terror charges in Jordan following his deportation from Britain. Abu Qatada was charged on July 7 with "conspira (More)
Abu Qatada deported to Jordan
Radical cleric Abu Qatada [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] 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 Q (More)
Jordan parliament approves UK treaty to deport Abu Qatada
Jordan's Parliament approved a treaty with the UK Wednesday that will lead to the deportation and fair trial of radical cleric Abu Qatada [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. The new treaty passed with support from both houses of parliament, provid (More)
UK court denies bail for Abu Qatada
A UK immigration tribunal denied bail for radical cleric Abu Qatada [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] 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 Jo (More)
UK appeals court denies government's Abu Qatada appeal
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 [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to Jordan. The appeals court refused (More)