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The government recognized the opposition Syrian National Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people, and promised to provide communications equipment, a team to coordinate with the coalition, and possibly more humanitarian assistance. The UK has not yet advocated for an end to the embargo on selling arms to Syria.
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.