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Radical cleric Abu Qatada, who was instrumental in promulgating suicide attacks as a terrorist strategy, was released from prison to his home in London. The government plans to continue legal proceedings seeking his extradition to Jordan, which have already cost taxpayers £1 million and gone on for 10 years.
Radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada won an appeal against his deportation to Jordan; the UK's Special Immigration Appeals Commission said deportation carried a risk that Jordan would use information obtained through torture of other persons against Abu Qatada. He will be released from prison tomorrow; the government plans to appeal.
The Foreign Office warned of a "high" risk of terror attacks by al Qaeda against Westerners in Egypt, particularly in the north Sinai. MI5 has noted the emergence of a new generation of terrorists after the Arab Spring, especially in Egypt and Libya. The High Court temporarily banned the transfer of Afghan insurgents from British military custody to Afghan jails.
The Supreme Court rejected a bid by suspected al Qaeda operative Yunus Rahmatullah to force the UK to secure his release from Bagram prison, where he has been held since 2004. His lawyers contend his detention violated the Geneva Conventions.