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United Kingdom: SIAC allows deportation based on diplomatic assurances

On 26 February, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) dismissed an appeal by a Muslim cleric, Abu Qatada against his deportation to Jordan. Abu Qatada argued that he was at risk of being tortured if deported to Jordan. The Commission rejected his claim on the ground that the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the UK and Jordan in 2005 provided adequate and sufficient protection against torture.

Judgment MoU UK-Jordan