Somewhere between Sat 1 Dec 2012 and Thu 28 Feb 2013 to be announced

Appeal for Abu Qatada extradition takes place

UK Government lawyers are set to argue against the Special Immigration Appeals Commission's (Siac) decision not to extradite Islamist preacher Abu Qatada to Jordan.

A senior judge ruled that the radical cleric could not be extradited on the basis that Jordan had not proved that evidence obtained by torture would not be used against him in a retrial.

"As we have said, the government strongly disagrees with Siac's ruling, and we remain committed to deporting this dangerous man," a Home Office spokesman said.

The preacher faces a re-trial in Jordan for conspiring to cause explosions targeted at the West and Israel, and is believed to have played a key role in spreading support for suicide bombings in Europe.

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