Bin Laden Ally Wins Settlement For Human Rights Breach

Cleric gets $3,600 for wrongful detention
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2009 11:24 AM CST

A radical Muslim cleric who has been ordered to leave Britain has won $3,600 from Europe's top court, which ruled his detention without trial after 9/11 violated his human rights. Abu Qatada was cleared for deportation yesterday despite fears he may be tortured in his native Jordan, the Times of London reports. Although he has issued several fatwas calling for the killing of non-Muslims, he has never been charged with a crime in Britain.
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