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Qatada loses bid for freedom.

Summary: The radical preacher Abu Qatada has lost his latest bid for freedom.

The radical preacher Abu Qatada has lost his latest bid for freedom.

Judges at the High Court in London rejected his challenge against continuing detention by Home Secretary Theresa May.

It's after the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) ruled in May that the detention of Qatada, who is fighting deportation to Jordan, was lawful.

A judge said, leaving him free during heightened security for the London Olympics would be "exceptionally problematic."

Lord Justice Hughes, sitting with Mr Justice Silber, said the court was "quite satisfied" that Qatada's judicial review application should be dismissed.

Lawyers for Qatada say they are considering taking the case to the Court of Appeal once they have seen the court's reasons for its ruling.

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Date:Jul 31, 2012
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