Monday, May 20, 2013

Abu Qatada: Terror Suspect Loses Bail Appeal

Radical cleric Abu Qatada has been refused bail after a judge said significant jihadist material was found on a computer memory stick.

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission refused the application from the terror suspect, who was detained in Belmarsh prison in March after allegedly breaching a bail condition which prevents him from turning mobile phones on in his house.

Qatada, who recently indicated he was willing to leave the UK voluntarily after years fighting deportation, must remain in custody after immigration judge Mr Justice Irwin's ruling.

The judge said: "We regard these breaches as serious. It was the appellant's obligation to understand the conditions of bail and ensure they were adhered to.