UK-based Islamist Abu Qatada to be deported Sunday

Radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada is to be deported from Britain to Jordan on Sunday, after the two governments approved a treaty paving the way for his extradition ending years of litigation, a Jordanian official said on Wednesday.

"Abu Qatada is expected to leave Britain in the early hours of Sunday and should arrive in the morning in Jordan on the same day," a government official told AFP on condition on anonymity.

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