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UK: Use of diplomatic assurances challenged before Immigration Commission

On 19 May, Abu Qatada, accused of encouraging terrorism attended a Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) hearing against his deportation. He argued that he was at risk of torture if returned to Jordan. In July 2005, the UK signed an agreement with Jordan that nobody sent back to Jordan would be tortured or killed. The hearing is the first time the validity of diplomatic assurances has been challenged before SIAC.

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