Mr Justice Mitting’s decision today refusing the deportation to Jordan of Omar Othman, popularly known as Abu Qatada, is a significant victory for the British legal system over government pressure. His barrister, Edward Fitzgerald QC at once asked for bail, “there is no justification for continuing to deprive Mr Othman of his liberty. Enough is enough, it has gone on for many years now.”

Published in Featured
Friday, 09 October 2009 09:32

Control Orders and Secret Evidence

I. Secret Evidence and Special Advocates

While secret evidence and Special Advocate procedures vary, they tend to have the same basic underlying features.

Published in Legal Issues
Thursday, 08 October 2009 13:52

Detainee W

Detainee W is a British resident from Algeria.
Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 13:40

Mouloud Sihali

Similarly to Detainee W, Mouloud Sihali had been acquitted in the ‘Ricin’ case.

Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 11:43

Detainee Y

Detainee Y was granted full refugee status after entering the UK.
Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 17:25

Detainee OO

Detainee OO, bound to a wheelchair due to paralysis down one side of his body.
Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 17:14

Detainee AV

Detainee AV was one of five men arrested in the UK in October 2005 as “threats to national security”.
Published in UK
Thursday, 08 October 2009 18:36

Faraj Hassan

Faraj Hassan (aka Detainee AS) was not unlike many asylum seekers – fleeing the persecution of a tyrannical regime (in his case, Libya) for the perceived safety and justice of the UK.
Published in UK

Last week, the Court of Appeal approved the deportation of eight men to Algeria and Jordan. Andy Worthington examines the ruling, with its double standards on the use of secret evidence in control order cases and in deportation cases.

Published in Featured
Thursday, 29 July 2010 17:15

Security risk men can be deported

Eight men deemed to be a threat to national security can be deported, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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