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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Terror suspect could be deported

A SUSPECTED terrorist with links to the failed July 21 bombings in London will be deported to Ethiopia in the interests of national security, a court ruled yesterday.

Home Secretary Theresa May said the test case was a success for the UK's policy of "deportations with assurances", which sees individuals who could not ordinarily be deported, due to the risk of human rights violations, being returned with diplomatic agreement that they will not face danger. The 32-year-old man, named only as XX, attended a terrorist training camp in the UK, visited Somalia for extremist purposes and was closely associated with those involved in the attempted London bombings on July 21, 2005, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission heard.

And yesterday, Mr Justice Mitting dismissed his appeal against deportation.

Mrs May said: "I am delighted that the court has agreed with us that it is safe to return this individual to Ethiopia.

"This man clearly poses a threat to our national security and I want him out of the UK as soon as possible.

"This ruling also upholds our deportation with assurances arrangement with Ethiopia and the British Government continues to appreciate the co-operation received from the Ethiopian authorities.

"I hope that we can now see more of these arrangements so that we can remove as many suspected terrorists from this country as possible."

The UK signed the deal with Ethiopia, under which both governments agreed to comply with "their human rights obligations under international law" in December 2008 and has similar arrangements in place with Algeria and Jordan.

The Home Office said XX remains on bail and may now take his case to the Court of Appeal.



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